Did you know?
Teenagers are active bloggers – in fact, one- quarter of teens blog.
Teenagers like blogging because, unlike an online profile, they aren’t
judged by their appearance or age – just on how interesting the content
of their blog is.
“Blogging the the Classroom”NWT Literacy Council
WHAT IS A BLOG?
-Students feel a part of a community where they can express themselves
-Students can build up social skills even though they don’t have to talk face-to-face
-They can read others blogs to learn about them and their work
-A great way to publish their work and be able to reflect on it
-Teachers can monitor what is being said/posted
-Students can quickly and meaningfully respond to others
-Great way to get the shy students to participate
-Requires students to READ and WRITE
-As a teacher, blogs are a great way to comminicate with students
-Students audience is much larger
BLOGS IN THE CLASSROOM
SOME EXAMPLE BLOGS
Use personal information
Use last names
Photos of students
Use username with students name
Update parents of what is going on
Teach students how to behave online
KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE
-Students can post assignments to their blog—always there, others can
-Great to post links and videos that pertain to assignment
-Have students reflect on assignments they have created
-Much Much More!
WAYS TO USE THE BLOG