Kids can blog too!! "Blogging for Little Learners" has everything you need to implement a blogging program with your students.
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This product includes:
Purposes of blogging - explanation about why blogging is beneficial
About blogging - information for parents about blogging
Teacher duties - everything you need to know to get the ball rolling
Parent permission form - you must have permission before starting
Internet safety guide - students need to know how to be safe online
Blogging guidelines - instructions about how to blog
Password cards - students need to know where to go to log in
How to make a blog post - labeled picture showing how to post
Guidelines for commenting - instructions for how to comment
Blogging Rubric - grading blog posts will keep students accountable
Choice boards - ideas for blogging about reading
Graphic organizer - "My First Blog Post"
I have also included Kidblog setup instructions for setting up your classroom blog. It's a free site that offers many blogging possibilities!!
Blogging is essentially an online journal. Your students can blog about anything. You can give them prompts or you can have them use the choice boards (included) to get them started. Students will have the opportunity to comment on each others' posts and have an open dialogue. Parents are also encouraged to comment on blog post (with privacy settings opened to them).
You can use any SAFE blogging platform to start blogging with your students. I find it very important that students have a secure and private website to use. My recommendation is to use Kidblog
because it meets all my needs as a classroom teacher. It's easy to set up, it's user friendly, and has specific settings that will make blogging safe for your students.
If you have any questions on how to implement blogging into your classroom, please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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