- BLOGGING: ENGAGING THE VOICE OF THE STUDENT
Traditionally, story builds community and blogging is a 21st century story circle whereby each student has a voice. Using blogs in the classroom gives each student the opportunity to have their voice heard, and as their voice is heard, the walls of the class disappear and community emerges – virtually. When student voices are engaged in the blogosphere, identity and relationships are strengthened back within the classroom walls; consequently, students build confidence as writers, readers, teachers and critics. Blogging builds community and culture in the class, but also connects us beyond, globally. This session offers inspiration and the tools to get students blogging!
Blogging NCTE – powerpoint presentation
Rubrics – Assessments for Blog:
Commenting Expectations: ETIQUETTE and EXPECTATIONS for COMMENTING
- Student & Parent Blog Information – Handout
- Parent Information – Letter
- Why Blogging in the ELA HS Classroom?
Blogging to Build Literacy and Efficacy with ELL/ESL students:
- Why Edublogs? – great video explaining the value of using Edublogs
- 10 Ways to Use Edublogs – helps you decide the purpose that best suits your needs.
- What is a Blog – breaks down parts of the blog, blog terminology, and explains posts vs pages.
- Features from Edublogs – we use PRO
LINKS to Our Blogs:
- AP English (Grades 10-12) – http://aphunniblog.edublogs.org/
- Creative Writing 5 – https://hunniwriters5.edublogs.org/
- Creative Writing 6 – https://hunniwriters6.edublogs.org/
- Creative Writing 7 – https://hunniwriters7.edublogs.org/
- ELA 30-1 – http://hunniblog30now.edublogs.org/
- ELA 30-2 http://hunniblog30two.edublogs.org/
- Photography – https://cts25a2015.edublogs.org/
- English Grade 10 – https://ela10dash1a2015.edublogs.org/
- Photos tagged for English Visual Response – https://ctsphotos2b.edublogs.org/tag/visualresponse/
- Students writing from photographs – https://ela10dash1b2015.edublogs.org/tag/crossblogging/
Some featured students:
- Sara – http://aphunniblog.edublogs.org/2015/09/18/this-i-believe-to-have-a-voice/
- Summaiya – http://damagedemons.edublogs.org/category/spoken-word-poetry/
- Asna – http://justunderaninch.edublogs.org/2015/12/02/i-am-a-muslim/
- Cayleigh – http://cayleighjr33.edublogs.org/
- Sheema – http://shaymaon.edublogs.org/2015/12/06/spoken-word/