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Michele Brown

Nanoogo - Home of the Most Creative Kids on the Planet - 75 views

shared by Michele Brown on 02 Nov 13 - No Cached
    This site encourages children to be creative and share ideas. It's a cross between a blog and a digital canvas and formatting is really simple. Users just drag and drop the images and text however they wish. There is also a teacher sign up option, which lets you quickly add a whole class or school.
Roland Gesthuizen

Why my six-year-olds blog (and why your students should, too) - 4 views

    "The first blog entries posted by my grade one students are rarely readable. Like pre-writers everywhere, my students type random letters, their name, or text they can see on the walls of the room around them. Despite the fact that they cannot yet write anything that is readable to the general public, I have them post because I want them to begin to define themselves as writers. "
Glenn Hervieux

Thinking with Crash: Commenting, Part II - 17 views

    Continuing discussions on Commenting by Ed Nagelhout
Glenn Hervieux

Thinking with Crash: Commenting, Part I - 23 views

    For me, commenting is no different from any other type of writing, driven by the same goals and motivations. Writing is, first and foremost, about audience, purpose, and context. This means, of course, that commenting is about the potential for more explicit/direct engagement in ways that other more formal writing opportunities are not. This means, to me, that the writing (the commenting) requires both a more direct and a more nuanced consideration of audience, purpose, and context. Read more about commenting and interacting with others in blogging and other online conversations.
Sarah Scholl

Activity 4: Writing comments - What you need to know | Edublogs Teacher Challenges - 88 views

  • Teaching quality commenting skills
  • If commenting skills are not taught and constantly reinforced, students will limit their comments to things like “I like your blog!” or “2KM is cool!”. While enthusiasm is high with these sorts of comments, students are not developing their literacy skills or having meaningful interactions with other members of the blogging community. Conversations in the comment section of a blog are such rich and meaningful learning experiences for students. Conversations begin with high quality comments.
  • Check out improvements in student literacy skills through commenting here.
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  • How to teach quality commenting Kathleen teaches commenting skills through: Modelling and composing comments together with students on the interactive whiteboard. Teaching students about the “letter” format and editing process during writing lessons. Giving examples of a poor/high quality comments and having students vote whether the comment should be accepted or rejected. Example of a Sorting blog comments activity devised for our students here. Having students read and comment on a post on our blog as part of a literacy rotation on the computer each week. Taking students to the ICT room once a week to work on composing a quality comment with a partner. Emailing parents and encouraging them to write comments on the blog with their child.
  • Activities for developing student commenting skills
  • own or facilitate a collaborative discussion with students to create together (you could include this video as part of the process). Develop a quality comment evaluation guide.  Refer to Linda Yollis’s Learning how to comment. Write a blog post about commenting and what you define as a quality comment. Have your students practise leaving a “quality” comment on the post.
  • Create a commenting guideline poster (see poster example below) – develop your
  • “quality” comment on the post.
  • Create a commenting guideline for your blog.  Here’s an example.
    some good tips on helping students learn how to make appropriate comments on blogs
Jennie Snyder

Blogging With Students | Edublogs Teacher Challenges - 79 views

    wonderful guidance from edublogger editor Sue Waters
    Clear, step by step process for starting a classroom blog.
Jennie Snyder

Getting to Know Your Blog: A Beginner's How-To-Guide | Langwitches Blog - 74 views

    A beginners guide to setting up a classroom blog
Jennie Snyder

Implementing Blogging in the Classroom | Langwitches Blog - 61 views

    Awesome site with lots of information on how to implement blogging in the classroom. 
Miriam Martin

Kidblog - 3 views

    Safe and simple blogs for your students.
Leslie G. Perry

School Shuts Down Elementary Student's Blog On Cafeteria Food (Update: Ban Lifted!) | E... - 35 views

    The impact of blogging - a real audience and a chance to engage with an authentic audience.
Katt Blackwell-Starnes

Should We Really ABOLISH the Term Paper? A Response to the NY Times | HASTAC - 46 views

  • I no longer engage in a ritual that too often happens among assigners of research papers (you know who you are), that frantic last week reading and marking 50 term papers before grades are due.  Too often, in the old days, I would read and write comments on papers that wound up in a box outside my office door that few students ever came by to collect--a pointless and deadening pedagogy if there ever was one. 
  • Interestingly, the tipping point in these classes is when someone the student doesn't know, an anonymous stranger, responds to their work.  When it is substantive, the student is elated and surprised that their words were taken seriously.   When it is rude or trollish, the student is offended.  Both responses are good.  The Internet needs more people committed to its improvement, to serious discourse.
Steve Fulton

Teaching with Technology in the Middle: Research Writing 101, 2.0! - 119 views

    A blog about a teacher's experience with using Diigo and other web tools to facilitate student's research writing.

ePals Global Community - 31 views

    Where learners and teachers connect. International collaboration
    listing on of schools participating in adobe connect or vc type projects. The idea of thinning the classroom walls and going more global. 
Kelvin Thompson

Langwitches Blog » Blogging -Connecting Your Class to The World - 29 views

    blogging with your class. Includes more links to additional resources and ideas for blogging with your students
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