A few teachers have wondered about starting class blogs and student blogs.
Blogging is writing — it’s thinking and communicating ideas; it can be a place to share daily or used as a portfolio or both. It meets many of the standards schools have in place for writing, communication, media, citizenship, and content areas.
How would you start?
Please check out these excellent resources.
From Silvia Tolisano [Langwitches]:
From Denise Krebs, an avid classroom / student blogger
But I’m Not a Good Writer [benefits of blogging]
And every teacher and student wants images:
Jennifer Gonzalez [Cult of Pedagogy] Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online — tons of information, links, resources for legally finding and using images!
Jennifer Gonzalez Podcast with Transcription “Passion Tools” — scroll down for image creation tools and image editing tools
Kathleen Morris ‘ An Edublog Blogger “Where to Find Free Images for Students and Teachers” — tons of links and resources
If you want to practice blogging, and learn other tools along the way, sign up for the next cohort of JumpStart Courses on Technology Integration with Jennifer Gonzalez.
And don’t hesitate to ask questions, but most importantly: Just Start!
For sample guidelines used on student blogs, see my archived page here: Eagles Write Archives
I’ve written about blogging here:
And about writing: