How and why to get your class blogging
“I don’t want to do this.” The second grader looked at me with determination. Her mind was quite made up. I was surprised to find this little island of resistance in my sea of excited students.
“Do your parents not want you to do this?” I questioned.
She flashed me a bored expression. “Nah, I just don’t want to.”
How it Started
This all began with our blogging experiment. We all have students who don’t like to read or write. I wanted to change that, but I needed to find a solid motivational tool. Something that would spark student interest and keep them coming back for more. The answer I found was blogging.
I blogged about the beginning of our journey here:
Since then, we’ve blogged about thinking stems, summaries, math, our snow days, and about an egg-drop we did during brain-awareness week. Students are always excited to go check for new comments. Which leads me back to the student mentioned earlier. She put her thinking stem on the blog that day. That evening she received several comments from around the globe. She was so excited; she created her next blog post from home, on her own time.
I have seen a marked improvement in use of thinking skills, fluency, and writing throughout our blogging journey. Students respond to comments, which improves their written communication skills. Blogging is a powerful tool. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
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