As a proponent of student blogging I am often asked what it “does” for my students. The thing is, it does quite a bit. Provides them with a voice. Education cannot be done to students anymore, they have to have a voice since it is their lives it effects the most; blogging gives them that.… Continue reading What Does Student Blogging Exactly Do?
image from icanread When I started blogging with my students, I had no idea what I was doing. I knew I wanted them to write, I knew I wanted them to connect, and I knew I wanted them to reflect openly on many issues and not just blog their writing assignments. Sometimes their blogs blew me away and… Continue reading 6 Steps to Better Student Blogging
One question that pops up in my conversations with people whenever I highlight the blogging I do with my 5th graders is that of safety and commitment. How to keep them safe while online, how to prevent cyber bullying and also how to get them invested so it is not just another chore on… Continue reading How to Create Successful Student Blogging – Taking it to A Deeper Level
After publishing a list of ideas for student blogging challenges, I was asked to describe them in more detail, so here goes. What Are They?The concept is very simple; every week, usually on Friday I post a new challenge for my students to blog about. This can be related to the academics in our classroom… Continue reading What’s A Student Blogging Challenge?
One of the things that my students love the most on our KidBlog are our weekly blog challenges. And while these challenges are in sense homework, they always have the opportunity to do them at school, and get enough time to do it without being a hassle. Over the past two years we have had… Continue reading Student Blogging Challenges – A List of Ideas
You teach a child to blog and the whole world opens up to them. And yet, with that whole wide world comes a whole lot of responsibility. Some of the more frequent questions I receive is how I keep my students safe when they blog, how do I prevent cyber bullying, and how do I… Continue reading You Teach a Child to Blog…Common Concerns with Student Blogging Answered