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Blogging for Education

Tip: ”Gee, Ms./Mr. Principal you don’t have to spend time asking me what I’m teaching today, just go to my blog site." A blog (WeBLOG) is really an online journal or online diary. The blog site contains dated entries in chronological order starting with the most recent. Some teachers place lesson plans on
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â€Gee, Ms./Mr. Principal you don’t have to spend time asking me what I’m teaching today, just go to my blog site." A blog (WeBLOG) is really an online journal or online diary. The blog site contains dated entries in chronological order starting with the most recent. Some teachers place lesson plans on their blogs and others use them in writing assignments. Here are some great sites to find out just how blogs are being used in education.

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Protecting Student Identity when Blogging

Several of my upper elementary grade teachers are interested in using blogs for student writing prompts. I’m concerned about students using a tool that requires a name when making comments. Is there an easy way to protect their identities when they post? Yes, there is. I’ve noticed that several teachers

Watch Your Blog

Tip: According to David Warlick of The Landmark Project, the Blog is “an online publishing tool that enables people to easily publish their loves, passions, dislikes, peeves, discoveries, and insights.” Yes, all sorts of students and teachers publish their insights…the good, bad and ugly for all to see!

Introduction to Blogs and Blogging

Think of the words we use when introducing a new assignment. Sometimes they can create counter-productive images in the minds of students. For example, imagine saying to a class of seventh-graders, "Today we are going to write a diary." For adolescent girls a diary may be pink in color guarded by a heart-shaped lock

Moderating blog comments

Question: One of our more innovative teachers has started posting student work to a classroom blog, but several parents have expressed concerns about the commenting features. They are concerned students will post offensive comments to the site and upset others in the community. Can something be done to moderate the

Student educational blogs

Question:What free services are available ? The IT Guy says: Blogmeister, a free service from David Warlick, is one of the best tools to use because of the teacher moderation features it offers for student blogs. James Farmer in Australia has set up LearnerBlogs for K-12 students and Edublogs for teachers who

Different Browsers for PC and Mac?

I have a PC at school and a Macintosh at home. I use Internet Explorer to browse the Web on both computers. I’m taking an online course and am finding that sites that work just fine at school don’t seem to work as well at home. Why is that? Internet Explorer was designed for the PC world initially, and

Using Blogs to Enhance Middle School and High School Education

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