Blogs in Plain English

Use Posterous for "dead simple" blogging.

Blog examples

Blogs and Collaborative Writing

The Case for Student Blogging

Possible Classroom Uses:
  • Blogs offer a way for students to engage in reflective writing on any topic.
  • Students know they have an audience other than their teacher, often producing more thoughtful (yes, better) writing.
  • Peers can respond to their blogs, providing immediate feedback.
  • It’s also a great way for parents to be connected to their child’s classroom. They can see class assignments, as well as read their children’s postings, perhaps gaining new insights about their offspring.
  • The blog can serve as a natural writing portfolio, visibly displaying writing skill improvement as the year progresses.
  • As a teacher, you can quickly respond at the student’s blog, providing immediate feedback not feasible by traditional paper evaluation methods, and it takes less time to manage!

High School Teachers/Students- Venture Into Blogging Risk Free

Other Blogging Tools

Kidblog is a blogging platform designed for teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. Kidblog has simple, yet powerful tools that allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs. This is a wonderful website!

Tips & Other Resources

Some Tips for Classroom Blogs

Blogging Scoring Rubric

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