Want your students to learn about blogging while connecting with others around the globe? You might want to join me for the next 10 week Student Blogging Challenge beginning October 7. It’s free and it’s fun!
Are Your Students Sharing and Amplifying Their Learning?
I’ve been reading about documenting learning with sharing and amplifying in mind. Perhaps sharing online isn’t enough and there are things teachers and students can do to really amplifying the learning experience. I offer some reflections and ideas on how to do this.
How To Connect with Other Classes Around the World Through Blogging
Global competency is a must for our students! This post outlines dos and don’ts for teachers looking to connect their students with other classes around the world through blogging.
Poster: How To Write A Quality Blog Comment
Do you have a class blog? I’ve found that having a poster to refer to can really help when teaching about quality commenting. Feel free to use my 2018 updated quality commenting poster in your classroom or on your blog.
Why Teachers And Students Should Blog: 18 Benefits of Educational Blogging
This post unpacks 18 reasons why teachers and students should have a blog. I summarise them all in a PDF poster which you’re welcome to use in your classroom or on your own blog. There are many benefits of educational blogging and I invite you to add your own ideas.
Comments For Kids Still Count: Teaching And Promoting Quality Commenting
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.
Global Project Idea: Two Truths and One Lie
I recently came up with a global project idea that is so versatile it could work with any age group or subject area. Why not give it a try?
Monster Project: Global Collaboration Idea For Halloween
This Halloween inspired global project idea is fun, straightforward, and rewarding. All you need is a class and a blog!
Are Blogs Dead?
I am often asked about the future of blogging in education. This post explains how blogging is alive and well, yet is evolving.
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.
Blogging and the Literacy Curriculum
To realise the many educational benefits of blogging and ensure your program has an extended life-span, blogging needs to be prioritised and planned for. It should to be integrated into the curriculum; busy classrooms rarely have time for “add ons”.
Creative Commons Infographic
I’ve long been aware that many people don’t realise that you can’t use just any image off the internet for your own purposes. Many of my students join my class with the habit of reproducing Google Images strongly ingrained. This habit is often either taught or not questioned by parents or previous teachers. I also […]
There’s Blogging and There’s Blogging…
Blogging is becoming increasingly common in schools, but are all blogging programs helping to improve student learning outcomes? This is an issue I was discussing with a member of my professional learning network recently. There seems to be two main schools of thought on educational blogging programs: The unrestricted program: this may involve all students […]
Student Blogs: Digital Portfolios
As we have introduced a 1:1 netbook program in grade four this year, I have changed my approach to student blogs. Rather than having a system where students can earn their personal blog, all students in my class now have a blog as a digital portfolio. As always, we began the year focussing solely on […]
Benefits of Blogging by Linda Yollis and Class
My good friend in Los Angeles, Linda Yollis, recently created this excellent video with her second and third grade class about the benefits of blogging. This video may give you more of an insight into what you could get out of blogging with your students, or you might like to share it with your staff. […]