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MaryBeth Revezs' blogging presentation for PCCS Tech Tuesday 2011

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  1. 1. Why Students Should Blog and how you can get started quick and easy!
  2. 2. Why should students blog? <ul><ul><li>It gives them an authentic way to express themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Madison's Post about Tennessee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jillian's favorite book! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It connects students and teachers globally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nash's post about Opossums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>It opens doors to your classroom. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An author comments on Taral's blog! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can track their writing across the year (and beyond) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Anyone Can DO it! <ul><li>A first grade blog </li></ul><ul><li>A 3rd Grader's Blog </li></ul><ul><li>A school in rural Alaska's blog </li></ul><ul><li>A Kindergarten Class Blog (More Teacher Directed) </li></ul><ul><li>My Class Blog! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to Get Started <ul><li>Paper Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Safety Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why the Internet is like the Mall </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up a class blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kidblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weebly </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Getting Started in <ul><li>Why use Kidblogs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The teacher controls everything! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not searchable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use settings to control access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ideas for Assignments <ul><li>Blogging Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Stems </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Report </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging About Books </li></ul>
  7. 7. Connect with the World! <ul><li>Comments for Kids- Blogs all over the world that want comments </li></ul><ul><li>Post links on Twitter! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Now it ’s your turn! <ul><li>Have some time to set up your classes </li></ul>