A discussion about a shift in the nature of blogging has inspired me to reflect on the role blog comments still play in a classroom blogging program. I share 8 tips for teaching and promoting quality commenting with students.
21 Mistakes you Could be Making on Your Class or Teacher Blog
You have the ideas and the content but are you conveying them in the best way possible on your class or education blog? I offer you 21 tips and tricks to take your blogging to the next level.
Quality Student Blogs Part Two – Post Topics
Last week I wrote about how students with their own blogs can be guided to create quality posts. After I published my post, I showed my class the less ideal post example I used about dogs. It was so interesting to get their opinions on the fictional post. Seeing their “shock” at the lack of […]
Quality Student Blogs Part One – Posts
As I have written about before, I have a system in my classroom where students can earn their own blog. Adapted from Linda Yollis’ idea, I have found the system to work well in both my grade two and grade four classes. Recently, six 4KM and 4KJ students were the first to earn their own […]
Photo Slideshows in Blog Posts
Start small When you start blogging it is important to start small and try to not be overwhelmed by what other people are doing. With time, support, perseverance and inspiration, your blog will continue to grow and improve. When I first started blogging with my students in 2008, we wrote very simple posts containing text […]
All You Need to Know about Educational Blogging
Readers of this blog will know that educational blogging is one of my passions. I receive many questions from teachers each week about blogging via email, this blog, Twitter or in person. While I love helping other educators, sometimes the best way to answer a question is to point them to a post I have […]