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Soaring High with Blogging. Beth Lamb. Soaring High with Blogging. Beth Lamb. About Me. I teach 6th grade Earth Science at William James Middle School in Statesboro, Georgia. I teach 105 students during four 70 minute classes. I have been teaching at WJMS since 2000.

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about me
About Me

I teach 6th grade Earth Science at William James Middle School in Statesboro, Georgia.

I teach 105 students during four 70 minute classes.

I have been teaching at WJMS since 2000.

I was named TOTY for 2011.

blogging in the classroom why use
Blogging in the Classroom…Why Use
  • Communication Tool with Parents
    • Class newsletters
    • Class calendars
  • 4th grade
    • http://mrsowensblog.blogspot.com/
  • Kindergarten
    • http://msrhonda.shutterfly.com/
blogging in the classroom why use1
Blogging in the Classroom…Why Use
  • Teaching Tool
    • Homework assignments
    • Supplemental websites
blogging in the classroom why use2
Blogging in the Classroom…Why Use
  • Student involvement
    • Commenting on posts
    • Content specific questions for students to answer
what i use
What I Use
  • Wordpress
    • Very easy
    • Can add pictures, videos and text with just a few clicks
    • Can tag posts so that if someone searches, only the ones related to the search are visible
how i use blogging in my classroom
How I Use Blogging in My Classroom
  • Videos off of YouTube
    • Filter ads
  • Websites that I use in lessons
  • Class questions on earth science topics
  • Current events in earth science
  • Organize resources
    • All resources of these types are in a common location
    • Easy for students and parents to find
screen shots of blog
Screen Shots of Blog

You tube videos

http://lambsearthscience.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/the-water-cycle-song/

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Websites

http://lambsearthscience.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/more-hurricane-websites/

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specific questions

http://lambsearthscience.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/end-of-9-weeks-question/

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Current Events

http://lambsearthscience.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/full-moon/

management issues
Management Issues
  • Permission forms
  • Letter
    • How to access blog and why we are using blog
  • Spreadsheet to keep up with permission to publish and bonus points
    • I give bonus points for students that participate in the blog
    • They do not have to be able to publish to receive the points
management issues1
Management Issues
  • Can access blog at school, home, public library, etc.
  • Comments
    • Moderate
    • Can still participate if not publish
    • Only publish first name and last initial
student comments
Student Comments

End of 9 weeks question

my contact information
My Contact Information
  • Elizabeth Lamb
  • William James Middle School
  • Email: elamb@bulloch.k12.ga.us
  • Blog: http://lambsearthscience.wordpress.com
  • School website: www.wjms.bulloch.k12.ga.us
    • Teacher websites
    • Click on Elizabeth Lamb
resources
Resources
  • http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/lgcolor/gacolor.htm