What is a blog?Blogs not only provide a place for the author towrite, they invite readers to COMMENT onwhat has been said. They can also includeLINKS to web sites, other blogs, newsarticles, or anything on the web. Blog toolstoday make it easy to includepictures, videos, polls, maps to show wherereaders come from, and other "widgets.“Learn more here!
Differentiated Learning• Post links• Provide Resources• Include homework tips and videos• Students and Parents
Gatherinformation, opinionsand ideas from otherblogs.
Save paper, and haveassignments postedonline, have studentspost their papers andresponses!
Blogs allow students to :-Be independent learners-Engage in the classroom all year long-Improve their writing skills-Display a change in thinking-Collaborate11 Advantage of Blogs
“Create a blog where students sharestories about their favoriteholiday, or a blog about specialholiday traditions in their family.”“Create a blog thathas children reviewingchildrens books.”“Create a professionalreflection blog on lessonsthat you teach. Analyzestrategies and techniquesthat work well or dontwork so well. Research andlink to alternative ways toapproach the lesson nexttime.”“As alibrarian,get abook clubstartedwith ablog. Anyinterestedstudentcan joinin.”“Create a blog to communicateclass/school information withparents. Post field tripinformation, field tripforms, parent helpercalendars, general classroomguidelines and more.”