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3 Tips for Successful Student Blogging

As the role of technology in the classroom continues to grow, teachers are turning to blogging to give students a voice, inspire purposeful writing, provide an authentic audience, and publish student work. Blogging is a powerful tool that gets students excited about writing and allows them to connect with others around the world.

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If You Have Thoughts, You Can Blog

“I can write a blog. I have thoughts!” –Julie & Julia

That quote says it all. If you have thoughts, you can blog. Blogging can reach across multiple grade levels and all abilities. Have a thought in your head? You can blog! That’s it. Starting to see the beauty of it all?

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Developing a Young Writer’s Enthusiasm

In my four years of teaching, I have observed the enthusiasm of my 6th grade writers dwindle from year to year. Last year specifically, when asking my students their thoughts on writing, I was overwhelmed by their negativity and disdain for writing. I couldn’t help but wonder, why?

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Top 3 Reasons I Have My Students Blog

As a technology instructor for grades K-5 I enjoy having my students blog in the classroom. I have parents and teachers ask me often, “Why do you have your students blog?” When I answer them, I tell them there are three good reasons to blog in the classroom.

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The Key to Successful Student Blogging

As teachers, we’ve all heard of really great ideas we’d like to incorporate into our lessons. Sometimes our excitement is met with success, while other times we try it and vow never to do it again. Using a blog with a classroom of kids has the potential to go either way. It’s all in the planning – and it’s worth it.

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Give Your Students a Voice

With the huge shift to implementing Common Core in my classroom, I found myself not giving students enough opportunities to write and express themselves thoughtfully. That’s when I came across the idea of using blogging with my fourth grade students.

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Connecting Globally: Kidblog Around the World

An important motivator for getting your students blogging with Kidblog is the chance for their publishing to draw the attention of an international audience. Routinely, Kidbloggers are fielding comments from different corners of the world like Taiwan, Europe, South America, and New Zealand. Students might be too young to appreciate just how remarkable that is, but it’s still a valuable lesson in the “flattening” of our world.

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