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Student Blogging: Imagine students writing because they want to. Writing about what they are truly inspired by.
When you teach students how to blog and give them the chance to write what they love, they take a giant step towards becoming writers. Whether your students choose to write about video games, gymnastics, hip hop, or peanut butter cookie recipes, it doesn't matter. They'll be gaining real world media skills and improving their writing and they'll be ENJOYING it.
With these clear and beautiful materials AND the platform of your choice (Edublogs, Squarespace, Wordpress, etc.), you are ready for a one or two-week unit devoted entirely to blogging, or for a 20% time project that will take you through as much of the year as you want it to.
When you choose this packet, you get everything you need to:
• introduce students to the fun of blogging
• send them on a web quest to discover the best blogs in their field
• assign many types of posts to keep them inspired
• help them comment on each other's work
• respond meaningfully to them
In other words, you get a unit that will empower your students and make life easy for you.
*Important Note: These materials are general to any platform you may choose, as tech options and privacy restrictions differ from school to school. The assignments help students learn to make different kinds of posts, but you need to choose and understand the platform that works best for your school. While I previously provided full tech support for the use of Blogger, Blogger has closed their doors to students. Many folks are turning to Edublogs as a great option.
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From the Reviews:
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"I am excited to use this in the fall for my very small journalism class, as a way to keep them working independently. The student choice piece is a huge buy-in."
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"Wanted to do this when the teacher I collaborate with started doing it. Kids really liked it."
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