Sunday, May 18, 2008

Using a Classroom Blog

How can you use a blog with your students?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can use blogging as a Do Now Activity

Angie Cooper-Parham

Anonymous said...

Bob Karl What a fabulous blog!!

dolores luis said...

from Dolores, I have been encouraged by colleagues to start a blog with one of my groups- let's say an 8th grade group making a slide show about our school from their perspective - so that they have more time to give feedback and search for/create content, reflect on class sessions. Well i am thinking about it. I would love to talk to folks who are doing this. I could also see bloogs as a fun way to do a book discussion for some particularly eager kids.

sanmuth said...

I think that a blog is a great way for students to voice concerns without fear of retribution from others.

Anonymous said...

I can now blog.

maria said...

One of my colleagues faithfully posts her homework each week on her blog. -Mariacc

Ms. Gottman said...

Blogs are useful as a way to get assignments and other information to students whether they are in class or not. For example, often students get rushed at the bell and neglect to copy the homework assignment from the board. They can check my blog to get what they need to know. Also, students who are absent for illness or trips can keep up on what is going on in the classes they missed.

dkane said...

I have only one computer in my room, but I'm trying to get the kids to do a paper and pencil draft and then edit it. One at a time while I'm working on projects with the others, I'll let a student input their good draft. This is drafts that I display in the room. If we can do it in a blog format I think my students will become very enthusiastic:-) Does any one have any opinions on allowing students to use IM shorthand?

Dawn

Anonymous said...

kwl, brainstorming, answering questions, a good way to get kids to participate

LLM said...

Students can respond to text during literacy time. This can be done as an independent work station. Since postings can be read, students might be encouraged to enter new ideas. Transitional language can also be encouraged as ideas are shared.

Veronica said...

I have learned another way to have students stay informed of the class.

Mr. Curtis said...

What I want to do is to set up a place for parents to go that has all the information they need (rules, dates, etc...)

I can also use the blog (with permission of the boss) to have kids post work and teachers to post comments.

I am working on a podcast of the rules for school that parents can listen to so that their is another way for them to have access to the rules.

Of course I will do all this in my free time.

Thanks

Kathryn said...

I like the idea of a classroom blog to keep kids/parents updated on what went on in class. Perhaps it would work to present them with a study guide also. I have concerns that it would not be allowed in my school, however.

mshertz said...

To provide a place for teachers to bounce ideas off of one another.

Latesha said...

I could allow my students to blog while they are participating in classroom centers.