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Blogging, what's that?

Kerry Milligan

For me, this is the first time I have ever posted something on a blog. I never really thought about it before. As stated in our Walden Assignment, our collaboration is limitless. I am wondering how many teachers out there use blogs in their classrooms with the students? I've just started a blog for my students!! I think its a great way to get kids involved in technology, and have a safe place to submit their answers to my questions! I have created Reading "Book Club" blogs and a science blog. What other types of blogs has anyone created for their students?

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4th grade teacher from Riverside, CA

Being new to the blog

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Being new to the blog experience myself, I was wondering where did you go to make a blog for your class? This is something that does interest me! Please email me and let me know.
jennifer.brayard@waldenu.edu

Thank you
Jennifer Brayard

pre-k teacher

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I am writing this as my first response to a blog. I'm not familiar with this. I heard of blogging, but barely have enough time to get on facebook. I am wondering what are we to do for this assignment? Blogging and then reporting on it. Thanks, Pam of Ripley, TN

Kerry, I too would like to

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Kerry, I too would like to know how to get started on a blog. Where did you get your information to start?

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I love the idea of using a blog for students! I have never done it, but admire your forward thinking in using this as a teaching tool.

High school teacher from Des Plaines Illinois

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You could find additional information about making a free blog at www.blogger.com Also Youtube has videos on how to blog. I have never blogged and have used these two things to learn more about blogging and how to start a free blog. Try it! It is fun!

I am interested to know how

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I am interested to know how this is working in your classroom? What grade do you teach? Are you focusing mostly on student questions in these blogs or are the students using this as a tool to learn and respond to their learning? Please email me or respond on this blog. i really do want to learn more about how you are incorporating this in your classroom.
natalie.steel@waldenu.edu

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Thank you Pam

I am new to blogging too. I

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I am new to blogging too. I approached this task with trepidation as I would classify myself as a technophobe. I really did not understand the implications of using blogging in education because I had the misconception that blogging was basically social networking. I was so surprised at the research based on the benefits to learning and admit I have changed my mind about blogging.

I might not be ready to use it yet but I will definitely consider using it in the future. Maybe my students can instruct me on how to use one. Thanks also for the "heads-up" about the problems and the need for good guidelines for using blogging in class.

Some really good information

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Some really good information on the Classroom Management blog - see the article by Tristan de Frondeville on "how to Keep Students Engaged". Also found the PBL site informative.

I am entirely new to blogging

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I am entirely new to blogging too and I have to admit that I find it all to be very intimidating. I can see the benefits for me in learning and communicating with other professionals that I otherwise could never be in touch with. It is a great way to further my own learning. I don't yet see how I can use it for my third graders, however. Any suggestions? Right now my students only have access to the internet once a week in a lab situation. I do have one computer in the classroom that I could let them use if I could supervise them to be sure they didn't get into any of my files but I just don't see what they could use blogging for. Are they a little too young?

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