Blogging in the Classroom

I have a tab opened in my Firefox browser that I have not been able to close for several weeks because it keeps drawing me back to it. I figured I would post it here for my teachers to see as well in the hope that it will allow them to stop and ponder at the same time. The list is “20 Uses for Our Classroom Blog,” and it comes from Sheryl Forsman via Miguel Guhlin in San Antonio ISD. Thanks to you both. It is a great list that gives both wonderful ideas for immediate use and the opportunity to extend to newer ones.

20 Uses for Our Classroom Blog

Why did we create a classroom blog and how will we use it?
1. document our growth across the year
2. inform families of what we are doing
3. expand our audience
4. collaborate with other first grade bloggers
5. use another form of writing
6. learn about writing for an audience
7. learn about digital literacy
8. document favorite events of this year
9. integrate writing with other subjects
10. write book reviews
11. write journal entries
12. respond to class assignments
13. free choice writing
14. develop keyboard skills
15. communicate with each other
16. collaborate with reading buddies from other classrooms
17. collaborate with teachers from the university as blogging buddies
18.post pictures of our work
19. learn about visual literacy through the design of our pages
20. to have fun!

Now maybe I can finally close that tab.

7 thoughts on “Blogging in the Classroom

  1. Thanks for the list. I have been encouraging our staff to blog. Many have said their students are too young. It is always helpful when we can provide them ways that are already being used with their age group. Thanks.

    Bryan

  2. I agree, Bryan. It is a struggle to always have everything each teacher wants or needs in technology. The offerings are vast, and just having some sample ideas or sites to send them to is such a bonus. Good luck with your teachers.

  3. Wow! I am attempting to start a blog for my classroom, and these are all great ideas to include in my blog! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

  4. Anytime, Jamie. If I can be of any further help in your work, please let me know. We have teachers in our district all the time working to extend their blogging work. I learn as much from them as they do from me.

    Good luck with your blog.

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