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Update 25 August 2010:

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Safe Classroom Blogging to Improve Student Writing



Blogs can be used for lots of different things. We'll explore the use of blogs for Professional development, for student literacy development, and educational leadership. Blogs are characterized by ease of publication and a web feed that permits subscription, so people can PULL information instead of having it PUSHED to them.


Resources and links from my MACE 2007 and MacWorld 2007 presentations on "Safe Classroom Blogging to Improve Student Writing" are available. Refer to the curriculum for Writing Across the Curriculum for more links and tips.

Examples of and Tips for Classroom Blogging

  1. Support Blogging's list of edublogs
  2. My del.icio.us links for Classroom Blogs
  3. My Classroom Blogging World Tour
  4. Ten habits of bloggers that win! by Vicki Davis
Professional Development Blog Examples
  1.  Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson)
  2. Around the Corner (Miguel Guhlin)
  3. TechLearning Blog
  4. Other educational blogs
Classroom Blog Examples
  1. 37 Stars (Matthew Callison's class website - also see his Fliggo video site
  2. Willowdale Elementary School, Omaha, Nebraska
  3. Room208 (Wells, Maine)
  4. Room 12 Mighty Writers (Seattle, Washington)
  5. Pre-Cal 40S (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  6. Student/Classroom blogs listed on the Support Blogging wiki
  7. Other classroom blogs (my social bookmarks list)
Educational Leader Blogs
  1. Tim Tyson's blog (principal)
  2. Jim McNelis' blog (school board member)
Blog Reading Tools
  1. Bloglines (great, free feed aggregator)
  2. Technorati (Blog search tool)
Blogging Tools
  1. Blogger - (New blogger account setup instructions)
  2. Class Blogmeister (Request from david.warlick at gmail dot com)
  3. Edublogs (uses Wordpress)
  4. iWeb (included with iLife06)
    1. iWeb Tutorial
  5. Podcasting: Tools to convert blog posts to podcasts
    1. Talkr
    2. Odiogo
Other Resources on Blogging
  1. Support Blogging Wiki
  2. Georgetown Elementary's excellent wiki tutorial on blogs and blogging
  3. Ann Davis' wiki "Improving Instruction Through the Use of Weblogs"
  4. Wesley's Bloglines Feeds (more blog links)
  5. The collaborative Blog Tools Wiki includes many links to blog examples and different blog tools.
  6. The July 2006 skypecast on blogging tool options also includes many links in the shownotes.
  7. Kathy Cassidy's October 2008 research results for the impact of her classroom blog on parent communication is great



Visit Wesley's blog, Moving at the Speed of Creativity, for more on digital literacy!


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