Tag: Foreign Language

Relevant Topics to Keep Students Writing over the Holiday

Relevant Topics to Keep Students Writing over the Holiday

November and December: This is a time of year when students and teachers alike begin looking forward to having a break from the daily classroom routine and what typically is a very busy part of the school year. The various fall breaks provide a good time for everyone to refresh and catch up on some

November and December: This is a time of year when students and teachers alike begin looking forward to having a break from the daily classroom routine and what typically is a very busy part of the school year. The various fall breaks provide a good time for everyone to refresh and catch up on some... read more

Blogging in a dual-language classroom

Blogging in a dual-language classroom

As a young child, most of us learned to speak our first language, but not before we spent many years listening to those in our life talking.  By the time we hit the age to start schooling, most of us have semi solidified our language.  The first years of school are then adding to that

As a young child, most of us learned to speak our first language, but not before we spent many years listening to those in our life talking.  By the time we hit the age to start schooling, most of us have semi solidified our language.  The first years of school are then adding to that... read more

How to incorporate blogging in any subject area (beyond ELA!)

How to incorporate blogging in any subject area (beyond ELA!)

Reflecting on learning in science blogs will lead to an overall increase in student engagement. Consider this – Students begin to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.   Math communication – seems like an oxymoron. However, by

Reflecting on learning in science blogs will lead to an overall increase in student engagement. Consider this – Students begin to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.   Math communication – seems like an oxymoron. However, by... read more

Easing The Transition from Paper to Blog

Easing The Transition from Paper to Blog

As the new school year starts, many of us teachers are planning and thinking of what we are going to do.  What do we need to change from last year?  What do we need to do new?  How can we improve what we have always done? And many other questions that have been rattling around in our brains

As the new school year starts, many of us teachers are planning and thinking of what we are going to do.  What do we need to change from last year?  What do we need to do new?  How can we improve what we have always done? And many other questions that have been rattling around in our brains... read more

Building Foreign Language Vocabulary through Blogging

Building Foreign Language Vocabulary through Blogging

Learning a foreign language can prove to be challenging, especially with the continual addition of new vocabulary, verbs, and the different grammar topics involved in language learning. There are a variety of resources available, in traditional paper format as well as digital, to help language learners get that iterative practice that they need in order

Learning a foreign language can prove to be challenging, especially with the continual addition of new vocabulary, verbs, and the different grammar topics involved in language learning. There are a variety of resources available, in traditional paper format as well as digital, to help language learners get that iterative practice that they need in order... read more

Storytelling with Kidblog

Storytelling with Kidblog

Blogging helps develop critical skills students need. In addition to working on necessary skills for communication and mastering grammar, blogging boosts creativity, increases confidence in expressing thoughts and ideas, and encourages authenticity when students write with purpose. Blogging for increased social interaction in the classroom will also lead to a more positive learning environment and help students

Blogging helps develop critical skills students need. In addition to working on necessary skills for communication and mastering grammar, blogging boosts creativity, increases confidence in expressing thoughts and ideas, and encourages authenticity when students write with purpose. Blogging for increased social interaction in the classroom will also lead to a more positive learning environment and help students... read more

Retelling the Story: What Comes Next?

Retelling the Story: What Comes Next?

Recently, I have used blogging as a means for students to retell portions of a story that we have been reading in class in a way that helps them better understand the meaning of the book. In my Spanish class, we use leveled readers throughout the year to build our language skills.

Recently, I have used blogging as a means for students to retell portions of a story that we have been reading in class in a way that helps them better understand the meaning of the book. In my Spanish class, we use leveled readers throughout the year to build our language skills.... read more