I think it is very interesting to allow your students to have a class blog. During the slice of life challenge, there were class blogs participating. It can help students become tech-savvy, but at the same time, I’m not sure many parents would want their children putting public information online. I know that blogging is different than having a Facebook or other social media, but it is still the Internet and it could be too much for young children.
Student blogging is a growing practice within the classroom. With district & parent permission and the right privacy settings in place, this is an excellent format for students to express their ideas to an authentic audience. Blogging incorporates the use of technology and writing, helping to bridge the gap between student interest and classroom assignments. This allows students to make the connection that writing isn’t just the assignments that are given in an English class–writing is what they are doing every time they post a tweet or status update. Improving writing means improving their ability to communicate ideas effectively in all settings.
Whether you’re using student blogs for authentic writing purposes of as a means of formative assessment, the following prompts can be assigned or made available for students to select for more self-directed blogging.
Students should know how to properly review a book before they start blogging. With any…
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