Blogs are a great way for students to share ideas with the world around them! They allow students to collaborate, write for an authentic audience, and integrate technology in meaningful, relevant ways.
Check out these great student blogs! Students are reflecting on their 20% Time Projects while learning how to write for an authentic audience. Please leave a comment (or two)!
Ongoing Reflection / Progress
Most writing assignments are only seen by the teacher. When students begin writing for a larger audience, their work becomes more meaningful. This often translates to better quality writing. When students know there is the possibility that the whole world can see what their doing, they take more ownership in what they present!
Examples of real-world interactions:
What other ways can you incorporate student blogging? Think about what you're already doing that might fit nicely with this type of project. Or, come up with something entirely new!
Activity #2 - Now it's your turn!
Part 1 - Choose one of the following blog platforms and create your very own blog!
Part 2 - Submit your blog link to THIS FORM
Part 3 - Check out the new blogs HERE. You can even leave someone a comment!