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Blogs, Blogs, Blogs. Meredith Nelson January 30, 2008. Blogs in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI. So what’s a blog anyway?. Let’s Learn a bit about the parts of a blog by checking mine out. www.nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com.

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Blogs blogs blogs

Blogs, Blogs, Blogs

Meredith Nelson

January 30, 2008


So what s a blog anyway

Blogs in Plain English

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI

So what’s a blog anyway?


Let s learn a bit about the parts of a blog by checking mine out

Let’s Learn a bit about the parts of a blog by checking mine out

www.nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com


Now that i understand the parts of a blog i want to see one that might help me out

Now that I understand the parts of a blog. I want to see one that might help me out.

http://escrapbooking.com/blogging/class.htm

This website lists blogs by grades and how they’re used. Take sometime to explore them and brainstorm how you might use a blog yourself.

Also, check out:

www.brownthird.blogspot.com

www.spanishsaavy.blogspot.com


I know what a blog is now but what does it have to do with my kids and my classroom

“I know what a blog is now, but what does it have to do with my kids and my classroom.”

Uses:

Posting Assignments with a Twist

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2008/01/super-sentences-with-new-twist.html

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2008/01/super-sentences-with-twist.html

Discussions about Current Problems

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2008/01/tips-for-handling-bullying.html


Blogs blogs blogs

Book Recommendations

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2008/01/recommend-books-here.html

Post Study Guides

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2007/12/holidays-around-world-study-guide_11.html

Students Study Together

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2007/12/create-two-quiz-questions-and-answers.html


Blogs blogs blogs

Research and Safe Navigation of the Web

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2007/11/pick-owl.html

Reading Response

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/2007/12/summarize-legend-of-your-choice.html

A class website for spelling list, helpful websites, and even polls.

http://nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com/


There s so many ways to use it here s some i haven t tried yet

“There’s so many ways to use it. Here’s some I haven’t tried yet!”

  • Online Book Clubs or Literature Circles

  • Blog Buddies with Students in another classroom …maybe even another country?

  • Publishing Student Work

  • Student create Math Word Problem and go on to answer ones created by their classmates.

  • Post photos from class events

  • Use it to post collaboratively on literary concepts

  • Post Videos and have student reflect on them

  • Older Grades: Students create their own blogs as online journals and writing portfolios


Is your head brimming with ideas i didn t mention share them

“Is your head brimming with ideas I didn’t mention? Share them!”


Alright i can post a comment on a blog but how easy is it to make my own

“Alright I can post a comment on a blog, but how easy is it to make my own?”

  • Create a blog in 3 easy steps:

  • Create an account

  • Name your blog

  • Choose a template

    @ www.blogger.com

    Take a look at my “dashboard”

    http://www.blogger.com/home


Blogs in elementary schools the pros and cons i m biased

Blogs in elementary schools the PROS and CONS (I’m biased)

PROS

CONS

  • Running record for conferences

  • Social learning (girls-collaborative)

  • Authentic Audience

  • Different Medium for Homework (NOT ALL THE TIME)

  • Increased Student Motivation

  • Teaching web safety

  • A Positive Way to use Computer Time

  • Specific Praise

  • Typing skills

  • Preparing Kids for the future

  • This is new. Change isn’t easy.

  • I don’t have time for it…especially monitoring it.

  • Safety?

  • Parents

  • They’re too young.


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