Last week I published a comprehensive guide to teaching online due to school closures on The Edublogger. There’s something for everyone whether you’re just planning for school closures or are in the midst of teaching online.
A Beginner’s Guide To Copyright And Creative Commons (Simple Explanation For Teachers And Students)
Teachers, are you confused by terms like copyright, public domain, and Creative Commons? You don’t need to be a legal expert to master the basics. Find out what these terms mean and how to teach them in the classroom.
Find Free Images For Students On Photos For Class (With How-To Posters)
Photos For Class is a great site to find free images. It can be used by students under 13 and they don’t need to worry about attribution. My printable PDF posters offer step-by-step instructions for teachers and students to use in the classroom.
Should I Use Seesaw Or A WordPress Blog In The Classroom? (Comparison Chart)
Should you use Seesaw in your classroom? Should you use blogs in your classroom? What are the pros and cons of these digital portfolio tools? Let’s take a look!
8 Ways Teachers And Schools Can Communicate With Parents In 2020
What is the best way to approach home-school communication in our rapidly changing world? I offer eight ideas with examples from schools and classrooms around the world. How will you be communicating with families in 2020?
Free Images, Copyright, And Creative Commons: A Simple Guide For Students And Teachers
Need images for your digital work but not sure where to find them? Learn how to easily and ethically find quality images for students and teachers. You might also be interested in my eBook which clearly explains copyright, Creative Commons, and free images. It includes posters for the primary and high school classroom.
Teaming Up For International Dot Day
International Dot Day is coming up around September 15. Find out how you can get involved with your students and learn what I’m doing to connect and celebrate the day. I also share 5 steps to starting your own team blogging project.
Join Me For The Student Blogging Challenge!
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!
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.
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.
8 Ways Teachers And Schools Can Communicate With Parents In 2018
What is the best way to approach home-school communication in our rapidly changing world? I offer eight ideas with examples from schools and classrooms around the world. How will you be communicating with families in 2018?
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.
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”.
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 […]