An introduction to blogging with students Created by: Erin Boreman
A blog or weblog is a site that allows individuals to interact with one another. Blogs are made up of initial posts and comments that are made in response to the initial post. Here is a video that explains the big picture about blogs: Blogs in Plain English - leelefever
In an era of media convergence, blogs allow the sharing of diverse perspectives centered around a common topic. Blogging allows individuals in any location to interact with each other in real time. Unlike personal messages, blogs allow all participants to view postings and comments simultaneously.
Teachers can use blogs to: Seek advice from other teachers about lesson ideas, teaching practices, or behavior concerns. Engage in professional development. Communicate with parents. Get their students communicating while using technology!
Students are reading and writing in response to subject matter and each other. There are opportunities to blog with other students around the world. An increase in critical thinking and engagement in learning activities.
First, find a blogging site that fits your needs. Kidblog.org is an example of a blogging site that is both teacher and student friendly. Here is a link to a video tutorial I found that explains how to use Kidblog with your class: Using kidblog.org - itechbob
Kidblog: http://kidblog.org Support Blogging: http://supportblogging.com/Educational+Bloggin Blogger: http://www.blogger.com/tour_start.g
If you have any questions or comments about this presentation, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.