Classroom blogs can be a good resource and tool for the classroom. There are many ways blogs can be used. Kathleen Morris (2012, Jan.) posted several ideas along with a visual graphic organizer that show the benefits of using blogs in a classroom:
I teach younger students and think of the ways I can use blogging in my class. The following video was uploaded… Continue
Added by Rebecca J-L on May 17, 2014 at 4:13pm —
1. Instead of having students hand write their writing homework each night, have them post their writing to a blog so that other students can read what they wrote and share comments.
Blogging? It's Elementary, My Dear Watson!
2. Have students have literature discussions via a blog so the conversations can take place from different classrooms and can continue at home.… Continue
Added by Sara Finney on March 28, 2013 at 10:30pm —
Added by Jeremy Brandon on January 11, 2012 at 4:00pm —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 26, 2010 at 10:18am —
What does a blog do that a discussion list or wiki can not do? This week in our course we have been discussing blogs. I personally prefer to use both wikis and blogs. I find blogs more difficult to get students to use. This is because blogs usually require more communication with language. I always think of blogs as online diaries. Who is really interested in reading your blog? The only people who will be reading my blogging during this class are my classmates, maybe, and the instructor because… Continue
Added by Carol E. Kubota on January 21, 2010 at 7:05pm —
Why have you chosen this course, this university and/or this program?
Carol has chosen this course because it is one of the required courses that must be completed to receive the Graduate Certificate for e-learning. She is also quite interested in learning about the various ways to assess online learning and the learning of students in her face to face classes.
This was an interview conducted for the eLearning Assessment Course that I am taking.
* Tell me about… Continue
Added by Carol E. Kubota on January 20, 2010 at 6:23pm —
Say goodbye to endless library call card searches and hello to blogs. Blogs have taken the driver seat in the lives of students and teachers—providing a haven to socially connect and consume endless amounts of knowledge.
In a day where the Internet plays critical importance in education, it’s important that they know where blog resources can be most relevant and helpful as a student. This list spans a broad range of topics pertaining to students from wellness and organization to… Continue
Added by Allie Freeland on November 18, 2009 at 5:42pm —
While I don't have the greatest desire to do grading - I do like seeing the thinking process of students - the inner workings as it were. I was always fascinated by the big picture so cogs and wheels and remember my first understanding of what a cog was - it was from Mr. Cogswell of the Jetson's cartoon show
. That grew into an appreciation and an awe for the pictures of the inside of Big… Continue
Added by Dave Eveland on September 14, 2009 at 10:18pm —
With the emergence of social media technology
in the classroom, teachers are finding innovative ways to promote student learning. As educators become more sophisticated in terms of utilizing Internet and mobile-based technologies to share information, they are taking advantage of new and exciting opportunities to improve their teaching practice. One particular area of interest to me is the way in which this sort of… Continue
Added by Shawn Roner on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am —
I am just started to look into this and am trying to get started planning for next year....but I need your help! Does anyone have any ideas about using these in the classroom? I am a secondary math teacher and what to integrate some of them into my classroom. Also, any ideas on how to keep it safe, introduce it to parents to get their support, how not to just use it but use it effectively, etc.
Added by Misty Bradley on July 2, 2009 at 8:55am —
I am looking for ways to incorporate blogs in my classroom. I would love to see some examples of what others are doing to inspire me. I would like to set it up for the upcoming school year with a set format and procedure for students and parents. If you have ideas, please let me know.
Added by Cary Fields on June 9, 2009 at 8:13am —
I have three blogs teachers/students can join for discussion. They are:
Grade 12: Law/Current Events. http://law30mont.edublogs.org
Grade 11: 20th Century History. http://history202008.edublogs.org
Grade seven: Various: http://ss2008.edublogs.org
Join the discussions by commenting on the issues posted. A great way to have your students discuss issues in a global forum. We'd love to hear from you!
Added by Dave on February 27, 2009 at 1:08pm —
Would love for you to follow my blog, give me feedback, advice and input in what I am trying to do with my teachers and students. We are and I am reflecting on implementing wikis, blogs, voicethreads, podcasting, collaborative projects...
Diary of a Technology Supporter
Added by Melissa Smith on February 1, 2009 at 5:22pm —
Thanks everyone for waiting patiently. Our blog, Teacher Created Tips, is now live. :D
View it here: http://www.teachercreated.com/blog
New entries will be posted 2-3 times a week. Subscribe to the RSS feed on the blog to keep up-to-date.
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Added by Teacher Created Resources on October 21, 2008 at 4:30pm —
About 1.5 weeks ago I rolled out my class blog (Mr. Lane's Computer Applications/Web 2.0 Blog
) as an interactive tool with my 8th grade Web 2.0 technology class (the first few weeks it served, more or less, as a Web 1.0 tool). After working through the layout of the blog, we read together a post, and then I asked them to submit a comment. Before they commented I spent some time discussing the importance of making sure the comment was free of spelling… Continue
Added by Peter Lane on September 27, 2008 at 11:00pm —
The first part of this post is my answer to what are the......
Features of a good quality student blog
..Good structure and layout, with appealing design and theme
..Regularly uploaded and updated posts (should be at least once a week), showing intellectual quality.
..Evidence of proof reading for accuracy, reliability and completeness.
..Appropriate language, bearing in mind digital citizenship status
..Posts of varying lengths with interestingly… Continue
Added by Anne Mirtschin on August 31, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Blogging, blogging, blogging..
So, was my reply to a query on classroom2.0 recently about the best tool for online student publishing. The lively discussion has centred primarily around blogs, wikis and nings but I would like to justify in this post, the use of blogging as the number 1 tool.
A student blog is a far more personal interactive website than any of the others. It may be used for journal entries and for publishing school work across many subject areas. It… Continue
Added by Anne Mirtschin on August 24, 2008 at 2:29am —
I have merged my Education-themed weblogs. It was a marriage that seemed inevitable. In reality, I was testing the waters with Typepad and Wordpress (self hosted) and Wordpress won. The content on both blogs was similar and was centered around provoking thought about school/teaching practices at this particular point in the evolution of Education.
I will continue this work, though, with a greater intensity and focus as I am no longer "split" by the… Continue
Added by Andrew on May 21, 2008 at 7:45am —
I was just reading someone's blog on wanting to know misconceptions on wikis and blogs. I have had many people confused about the two tools. A lady named Sylvia
really summed it up well. "A wiki is a means to collaboratively get to an end product, something a teacher can look at, assess, and grade. It's easier to adapt your current curriculum to use a wiki, since curriculum is also product focused. (Of course, a wiki offers all sorts of… Continue
Added by Melissa Smith on May 4, 2008 at 8:00am —
Cross-posted at ThinkTime
and the Media Literacy Ning
This is the last in a series of posts about things we can do in honor of Support Teen Literature Day 2008
, which is today, April 17.
In previous entries, I've… Continue
Added by Jennifer Koch Lubke on April 17, 2008 at 6:48am —