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Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Rayna Freedman in episode 47 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away! Her blogging work flow.

Quick List of Classroom Blogging Resources

The Web20Classroom

Blogging is an important part of who I am as a professional. Blogging changes that for kids. More and more teachers and classrooms are embracing blogging in the classroom. Lets take a look at some classroom blogging resources to get started with. You can manage your blogs.

“Blogging is your job.”

The Principal of Change

In a conversation with a principal yesterday, she asked me how I keep up with blogging. Ultimately, I told her, “blogging is your job.” People may ask, “Why do you have to blog? When you blog, you are accountable to yourself and others.

The Blogging Hurdle

A Principal's Reflections

When I ask attendees how many of them blog, usually ten or less hands go up. This question is quickly followed by how many of those who blog do so consistently. At the time blogging just wasn’t important enough to me so I came up with as many excuses as I could to avoid the topic.

Blogging: What matters is the metacognition

Dangerously Irrelevant

Seth Godin and Tom Peters on blogging. Yeah, this is pretty much why I blog (and maybe why you should too)… No related posts. Blogging blogging


20 Education Administrator Blogs


That’s why it’s great to tap into the opinions, knowledge and research of education administrator blogs. Most of these blogs are written for and by […]. The post 20 Education Administrator Blogs appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Popular administrator blogs blogs education blogs edutopia resourcesIt’s not easy being a school administrator.

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow


Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try. Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get an update every time the author posts. 2) Mr P’s ICT Blog.

9 must-read blogs for innovative teachers

eSchool News

Blogging gives educators a platform to share best practices, pose questions to their peers, and explore new ideas about teaching and learning. Here, we’ve gathered 9 blogs that focus on technology integration, instructional technology, school leadership, and pedagogy.

Fabulous Blogs to Follow From 2013!


Before I started blogging, I always looked forward to the Edublog Awards. It was like getting new blogging presents. I would spend hours scrolling through the fabulous blogs. I have found so many blogs thanks to these awards. I have a Pinterest board titled, "Blogs I Love."

Goal: How has blogging transformed your teaching?

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.” Goal: Write a post or create a presentation or graphic explaining how blogging has helped you grow as an educator.

How (and Why) To Use Student Blogs


Blogging has come a long way– once a strange new buzzword, it’s now an important tool for business, education, and personal development. The post How (and Why) To Use Student Blogs appeared first on Edudemic.

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Why Educators Have to Blog

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 30, 2015 Educators are quick to tell students about the benefits of blogging, but slow to embrace them personally. academic bloggingPart of this is simply the immense work load educators take on these days more.

Blog On, Educators!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

It''s Spring Break for me and it''s time to reflect on my own blog, started 5 years ago while I enjoyed a similar break from school. The blog was originally created for a targeted pilot group of 13 teachers I was working with to explore ways they could use a laptop and Web 2.0

Our 10 Most Popular Personalized Learning Blogs of 2016

Education Elements

Over the course of 2016 we published more than 70 blog posts on our weekly blog, sharing ideas from our team, our districts, and thought leaders from across the country. We are amazed and inspired by all the passion, leadership and innovation in the personalized learning space reflected in the Bring Your Own Thoughts (BYOT) blog.

6 tips to make the most of student blogging

eSchool News

Blogging with students can lead to some powerful and unexpected outcomes. Student blogging is one of the best ways to implement writing across all areas of curriculum. From reading response to explanation of math lessons, you can have your students blog in virtually any subject area.

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From gurus to classroom tech champions to communities, we’ve got the latest batch of top K–12 blogs. Classroom

The Two Guys Blog 1st Birthday

Two Guys and Some iPads

I will never forget the Sunday night that Drew called me and said, "Hey, I came up with a name for our blog.". For more about ISTE 2013 see earlier blog post. Over the last year, the blog has been viewed over a quarter of a million times and we are just so honored by that.

Blogging with Freire

Learning with 'e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? Dialogue is what blogging is really about.

Why you aren’t blogging more…

The Principal of Change

See every blog post as a rough draft to something you are building over time, not a college term paper. Developing and Facilitating Leadership Leading a Learning Community Blogging don't overthink the power of your voice…because you are overthinking. Will anyone like this?”.

Why Do You Blog? A Student's Perspective

A Principal's Reflections

After learning about her Chemistry blog titled Avogadro Salad I asked her to share some insight on the importance of blogging from a student''s perspective. Somehow, they led to Mr. Sheninger giving me the opportunity to write a guest post on the importance of student blogging.

Why Student Blogging Increases Reading Comprehension (And How to Do it!)


Academic Blogging Comes in so Many Flavors, with Myriad Benefits. As education continues to embrace technology, the use of blogging in. Here’s yet Another … Improved Reading Comprehension! Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

I blog and I understand

Learning with 'e's

I blog and I understand. Confucius (almost) Sometime in the next day or two, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. When I started blogging around seven or eight years ago, I set out to share my thoughts with a small community of my own colleagues and friends.

Seven reasons teachers should blog

Learning with 'e's

F rom personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with. I learn more from blogging than I do from almost any other activity I participate in. 2) Blogging can crystalise your thinking. Blogging is immediate.

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Blogging as literacy

Learning with 'e's

My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool. Blogging requires a particular set of literacies to ensure that its potential is realised. One of the most powerful aspects of blogging is its social dimension which includes open discussion.

Why Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

After nearly a year of using Twitter from an educational perspective I had begun to find and read blogs on a daily basis around February 2010. As I became active on Twitter members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) began to suggest that I start a blog. Why do I blog?

5 Reasons I don’t Read Your Blog

Brilliant or Insane

As a writer, education analyst and blog publisher, I read hundreds of blogs. There is never a day that I don’t read at least one blog post. There are many education blogs I return to faithfully, because I know they provide insight, inspiration, and valuable information. Maybe I’ve read your blog before, but I don’t [.]. The post 5 Reasons I don’t Read Your Blog appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Innovation Opinion blogging

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with 'e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. I followed that post up with another highlighting some of the reasons teachers don't blog. Blogging for me has many clear benefits for professionals.

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow


Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try. Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get an update every time the author posts. 2) Mr P’s ICT Blog.

21st Century Literacy, Communication, and Blogging


Communication skills can be used in online environments such as commenting on blogs. The Student Blogging Challenge is a free global collaboration that occurs in fall and spring for approximately ten weeks. How does blogging (or any collaborative tool) help build 21st century literacy?

Blogging for Staff Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

A little realization I had this morning when I received a comment on my blog post, “ Does Brainstorming Lead to Innovation? The week before (maybe more, maybe less) a professional learning opportunity, we had a school/staff blog that had an idea that was going to be discussed with staff.

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog


Blogs have the potential expand student creativity, not to mention their writing skills. The post Why Teachers and Students Should Blog appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Tools Trends blogging classroom tools edublogsLanguage Arts and Reading specialists will love that, right? But how do I convince them that their students are thirsty for the knowledge they want to share but not the same way that they themselves obtained it? These kids are 21st century […].

My blogging voyage, and how I do it (step by step)

Ditch That Textbook

Three years ago I embarked on the voyage “Ss Blogging” in my fifth grade classroom. (It’s Ed Tech blogging edtech educational technology global connections student voice writing

Blogs: Do They Serve Any Real Purpose?

My Island View

This year I made a few changes to my WordPress Blog site. Does the average person even know or understand what a blog is? Do professionals understand how blogs influence their profession? Are teachers using blogs as both relevant reading and writing tools?

15 Must-Read Blogs for K12 Administrators

Gaggle Speaks

To help, here are some of the top blogs to read and participate in a conversation. Homeroom : The Department of Education’s official blog for information on early learning all the way to college completion.

15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I follow several websites and blogs that help keep me abreast of the latest Google updates, as well as, cutting-edge classroom integration ideas. 15 Blogs to Follow for All Things Google!

11 Reflective Blogging Tips & Ideas

The Daring Librarian

Why Blog? You don''t start blogging for awards. Do not let anyone force you or guilt trip you to start a blog. If you blog it, they will come. I blogged for YEARS out the aethernets and for a handful of readers! And you surely don''t start blogging for comments.

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A Look at Blogging in the Classroom as we Start a new School Year


Blogs Seeing More Academic Use as ePortfolio Platform, and for Collaboration, Discussion, & Resource Sharing In 2013, reported that 74 percent of teachers agree that technology in the.