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How Do I Annotate Images

Sharing ideas by sharing screenshots  and images is helpful, especially if the screenshot is annotated. It adds clarity and focus to the image and the ideas. Annotating images can be a formative or even summative assessment of student knowledge as…

Let’s Talk Blog Images

Images, Copyright, and Fair Use Images bring your blog post to life– it adds information and interest. But we can’t just reach up into the clouds and grab a colorful image. The images we choose and use must be those…

Blogging With Students

Classroom Blogging 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…

#edblogaday 1 Lots of Cs

  Why is blogging important to teaching and learning? Consider Teaching is all about learning, and discovering what works to inspire learning is a thoughtful, reflective process. What works? What doesn’t? Will it work next time? Will this lesson work for…

#DigiLit Sunday Assessing Blogs

How do you assess blogs? What is your purpose? That is the question. DigiLit Sunday is a Sunday post on literacy, an invitation by Margaret Simon, to share literacy strategies and tools for the classroom. This week’s list of bloggers: Sunday, September…

#DigiLit Sunday Blogging Challenge

  It’s Sunday!  DigiLit Sunday is a Sunday post on literacy, an invitation by Margaret Simon, to share literacy strategies and tools for the classroom. This week’s list of bloggers: Click here. This week: Get started or restarted with  class blogging…

#clmooc How To Be Me Guide

  Brainstorm Creating a How To Guide seemed daunting, but Chris Butts’s guide mentioned the word recipe, so that become my organizational structure. Since this will be public and sharable, I thought I’d create a more generic image of my…

#clmooc Blog Conversations

 Photo Credit: Collin Key via Compfight   What is a conversation? A conversation, the give and take of ideas among people. We converse in the hallway, at dinner, or any time we meet. We listen to the stories of our friends, and we…

Liebster: Discover New Blogs

  What an honor! Liebster (sweetheart / beloved — we love blogging) Blog Award! Thank you Laura Coughlin at Love::Teaching for sharing this fun award. I see this as an award that recognizes the uniqueness of “smaller” bloggers — those with…

Inspiring Writers

We’ve been on a fantastic journey this year. Part of that journey has truly inspired us: Quad Blogging! We are a team of four schools, with one school taking the lead in posting for the week, and the other classes…