10 More Ways To Use Blogs In Your Classroom
1. Quote of the day discussion blog. I will post a quote of the day and students can analyze the quote and discuss what it means and lessons they can apply from the quote.
Place to find a quote of the day on every topic: www.quoteland.com
2. Students create a reflection blog and post after each unit. This will serve as a running reflection of what students are learning, and where they are struggling. Reflection is important for improvement, and this will allow students to regularly reflect on their practices and knowledge.
3. I would like to create an “I am awesome because” blog where student post messages, pictures, and videos of themselves doing activities in and out of school that they are proud of. This highlights students strengths and helps build community.
4. Students create reading blog to reflect on books. Students update their blog with questions, thoughts, comparisons and insights about their book, then they post and respond to one another to think critically as they read.
My student’s reading reflections blogs: http://kidblog.org/MsKlinesPeriod2/
5. Teachers blog to share new strategies and ideas amongst the staff. The department can have a blog and share lessons that are successful, or need improvement, and questions for one another to improve their practice.
6. Administrators create a “What’s Happening at Shaw” blog to keep staff and families informed about school and community events, and to help with community building.
7. A book share blog where students can write about their favorite books, post book trailers, and suggest them to others as well as ask for suggestions of books from their peers.
8. A Multi-cultural committee blog to discuss events and plan for future functions. This could help get grants for our great projects, by displaying their success through pictures and videos and appearing organized to donors.
9. A “Parents of Shaw Heights” blog for parents to discuss with one another questions, concerns, and event plans.
10. Group work blogs for students to work together, create, and discuss projects remotely and at school.
Resource with examples of great teacher/school blogs: