Blogging Question 3: How exactly could I use blogs with my students?
Posted by Jess Mc on March 19, 2008
As part of a few posts focussing on blogging, here is a list of ways you could use blogs with your students. Please add to it in the comments section!
Individual Student blogs:
* post reflections on their learning
* post work for peer assessment
* post work for teacher assessment
* online reflective digital portfolio of any work they have done
* online diary of their school year
* posting their opinions on a current issue and getting feedback from around the world
Here are some students’ blogs that are worth checking out:
Students from my school (who are just getting started):
Hannah – check out Hannah’s photography page for some stunning images!
* display students work from class activities
* encourage parents to view and comment on classwork
* post assignments for your students – they can always access it at home, so there is no excuse for losing that homework sheet and not doing it!
* post videos and articles for your students to comment on
* add files from class that your students can access at home for reviewing
* use your blog as a starting point for learning activities, encouraging students to be more independent with their learning
Some Class Blogs to check out to get some ideas:
technoChinese – my class blog
Global Bloggers – students in Wisconsin and Australia blogging together
If you know of some other great classroom blogs or individual student blogs, please leave a comment as I’d love to check them out!
Look out for Blogging Question 4: Where do I start?
Other useful posts on this blog about blogging: