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A weblog is an easily updated website that allows an author (or authors) to publish instantly to the Internet.
Can be update several times a day
Also known as a “blog” for short
Can contain links, video, and audio
“ Blogs engage readers with ideas, questions and links. They ask readers to think and respond. They demand interaction.” Richardson, W. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools. Corwin Press. 2009
Enter a title for your post in the “Entry title” box
Begin to type an assignment or post in the “Entry body” box
You can edit text color and alignment.
Also can include links or pictures
Choose who can see your page and content: Public, Private or Members of your page Publish your entry to your blog or Save as a draft if you are not finished Select a category where you would like your entry to be placed
Class Writing Journal : Teachers can post weekly journal questions which students can answer. Reinforces students writing skills.
NJCCCS: 3.1, 3.2, 3.5
Math Problem Analysis : Post weekly math teasers. Students will answer and describe their process to solving the math problem. This will help students develop the skills to adequately explain the strategies used when acquiring their answer.
Novel : Read a novel such as Number the Stars. Answer reflections questions, critique characters, and analyze the plot on the class blog. NJCCCS: 3.1, 3.2, 3.5
Current Events : Provide a weekly video on a current events topic. Students can summarize the particular event each week. Teachers can also include links to news websites that will allow students to find similar information on the topic each week.
Healthy Living : Create a blog centered around healthy living. Students posts can be related to healthy eating habits and exercise. Include links, pictures, videos and graphs about healthy habits. NJCCCS: 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5
Vivid Vocabulary : Introduce vocabulary words each week. Students can post sentences about vocabulary words. Also include study guides for student availability.
A class weblog will introduce your students to a collaborative classroom setting which will provide a communication space to share ideas, thoughts and opinions. Students will strengthen their critical thinking, writing and communication skills as they participate in the class blogging experience.
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