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Sunday, February 1

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    Mighty Writers - Mr. Ahlness's 3rd grade class - Seattle, WA
    Mrs. Cassidy's Classroom Blog - Mrs. Cassidy's 1st grade class - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan CANADA
    A World of Wonder - Ms. Shulman's 2nd grade class - Northbrook, IL
    Lesson Pans
    Paper Blogs
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    Lazar, Stephen. "Responsible Blogging Lesson Plan." May 2005. http://outsidethecave.blogspot.com
    Richardson, Will. "Blogs At Their Best." July 2006. http://weblogg-ed.com
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    engage with."
    Tolisano, Silvia. "Blogging Unit For Download." December 2008. http://langwitches.org/blog
    Warlick, David. http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
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    1) you can share your writing and ideas easily with a larger audience
    2) you can give and receive positive comments and/or ask questions about blog posts
    Thinking of Starting a Blog? Questions to Think About
    What do you see yourself using it for?
    information only
    posting a commenting – teacher only
    posting and commenting with students
    How much access to computers do you have?
    If you students are posting, do they have keyboarding skills?
    Will your district and/or head of school allow you to set up a blog?

    Blogging Tools
    Before you begin looking for your blog's host be sure that your administrator does not already have a space available for you to use.
    Class Blogmeister
    All articles and comments are directed to the teacher for approval before they go to the Internet.
    All the students are listed in the one space so it creates a learning community.
    David Warlick (who runs it) is a well respected educator who knows the issues that teachers face and offers support through an online group.
    The Collaboration Tool - you can use Classblogmeister to colaborate with other classrooms all around the room if you wish to.

    Edublogs
    Designed for teachers
    Lots of fun templates to choose from
    Easy to “figure out” but lots of tech support as well

    WordPress
    Similar to Edublogs but a larger and more diverse blogging population
    21Classes
    Like Blogmeister, you can set up individual student blogs and moderate comments
    Blogger
    Commenting Tutorial Video for Parents
    http://www.screencast.com/t/XANxY8wwJf
    Parent
    Comments can be moderated, but not student posts
    “Next Blog” button can take kids off the site easily
    Can often be blocked in districts and schools
    My Parent
    Night Packet
    Blogging: Communication and Collaboration: This year we will introduce the idea of journaling on a classroom blog. Although we value the importance of paper and pencils, this form of writing is becoming increasingly important for our students to learn. Students will begin by reading and commenting on blogs from other classrooms around the world. When they are ready to create their own posts, the 3rd graders will use this blog for creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc), reflection, sharing research, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students will also build on their technology skills and learn what makes a good “digital citizen” in today’s interconnected world.
    What I Learned (From My Mistakes!)
    Make sure they choose names and passwords they can spell!
    Use the same computer they are (DUH!)
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    document first
    1) Easier
    because it's easier to evaluate progress
    2) Back
    progress, you have a back up copy for posting mistakes
    3) Less
    mistakes, and it is less distracting for the kids to look at as they are typing.
    Teach them how to copy and paste during the preparation phase
    Use the teacher post for the assignment instead of the “assignment” feature
    Don’t allow them to format because it doesn’t translate well
    Thinking of Starting a Blog? Questions to Think About
    What do you see yourself using it for?
    information only
    posting a commenting – teacher only
    posting and commenting with students
    How much access to computers do you have?
    If you students are posting, do they have keyboarding skills?
    Will your district and/or head of school allow you to set up a blog?
    Commenting Tutorial Video for Parents
    http://www.screencast.com/t/XANxY8wwJf

    Great Blog Examples
    The View From 3rd Grade - Mrs. Kenyon & Mr. Green's 3rd grade class - Winnetka, IL
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    “It is all about audience. My students can tell by the ‘reads’ feature that people are reading their writing and it inspires them to write and to write better.”
    Crosby, Brian. "Schools Need the Change - But When?" March 2006. http://learningismessy.com/blog/
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    about it.” -
    Lazar, Stephen. "Responsible Blogging Lesson Plan." May 2005. http://outsidethecave.blogspot.com
    Richardson, Will. "Blogs At Their Best." July 2006. http://weblogg-ed.com
    “It’s network creation, connective reading and writing, conversation that anyone can engage with."
    Tolisano, Silvia. "Blogging Unit For Download." December 2008. http://langwitches.org/blog
    Warlick, David. http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
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    School: www.nscds.org
    What is a blog and what can you do with it?
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    larger audience
    2)

    2)
    you can
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    blog posts
    Blogging Tools
    Class Blogmeister
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    Teach them how to copy and paste during the preparation phase
    Use the teacher post for the assignment instead of the “assignment” feature
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    translate well
    Thinking of Starting a Blog? Questions to Think About
    What do you see yourself using it for?
    information only
    posting a commenting – teacher only
    posting and commenting with students
    How much access to computers do you have?
    If you students are posting, do they have keyboarding skills?
    Will your district and/or head of school allow you to set up a blog?

    Great Blog Examples
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    grade class
    Winnetka,
    - Winnetka, IL
    Risley's
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    grade class
    Reno,
    - Reno, NV
    Mighty
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    grade class
    Seattle,
    - Seattle, WA
    Mrs.
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    grade class
    Moose
    - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
    Lesson Pans
    Paper Blogs
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    Bruce, Adrian. "Free Blog Hosting - Which One to Use?" http://teacher-toolbox.blogspot.com
    Cassidy, Kathy. http://primarypreoccupation.wordpress.com/
    “It is all about audience. My students can tell by the ‘reads’ feature that people are reading their writing and it inspires them to write and to write better.”
    Crosby, Brian. "Schools Need the Change - But When?" March 2006. http://learningismessy.com/blog/
    “When students design their work to teach or provoke meaningful discussion that’s when the content is leveraged by the tech, which is when those of us that have witnessed it happen get so excited and ‘tingly’ about it.” -
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    Blog: amykenyon.edublogs.org
    School: www.nscds.org
    What is a blog and what can you do with it?
    1) you can share your writing and ideas easily with a larger audience
    2) you can give and receive positive comments and/or ask questions about blog posts

    Blogging Tools
    Class Blogmeister
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    21Classes
    Blogger
    Commenting Tutorial Video for Parents
    http://www.screencast.com/t/XANxY8wwJf
    Parent Night Packet Information
    Blogging: Communication and Collaboration: This year we will introduce the idea of journaling on a classroom blog. Although we value the importance of paper and pencils, this form of writing is becoming increasingly important for our students to learn. Students will begin by reading and commenting on blogs from other classrooms around the world. When they are ready to create their own posts, the 3rd graders will use this blog for creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc), reflection, sharing research, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students will also build on their technology skills and learn what makes a good “digital citizen” in today’s interconnected world.
    What I Learned (From My Mistakes!)
    Make sure they choose names and passwords they can spell!
    Use the same computer they are (DUH!)
    Have them type posts onto a Word document first
    1) Easier to evaluate progress
    2) Back up copy for posting mistakes
    3) Less distracting
    Teach them how to copy and paste during the preparation phase
    Use the teacher post for the assignment instead of the “assignment” feature
    Don’t allow them to format because it doesn’t translate well

    Great Blog Examples
    The View From 3rd Grade - Mrs. Kenyon & Mr. Green's 3rd grade class
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    Cassidy, Kathy. http://primarypreoccupation.wordpress.com/
    Crosby, Brian. "Schools Need the Change - But When?" March 2006. http://learningismessy.com/blog/
    “When students design their work to teach or provoke meaningful discussion that’s when the content is leveraged by the tech, which is when those of us that have witnessed it happen get so excited and ‘tingly’ about it.” -
    Lazar, Stephen. "Responsible Blogging Lesson Plan." May 2005. http://outsidethecave.blogspot.com
    Richardson, Will. "Blogs At Their Best." July 2006. http://weblogg-ed.com
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Tuesday, January 27

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    21Classes
    Blogger
    Commenting Tutorial for Parents
    http://www.screencast.com/t/XANxY8wwJf

    Great Blog Examples
    The View From 3rd Grade - Mrs. Kenyon & Mr. Green's 3rd grade class
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Sunday, January 25

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    Lesson Pans
    Paper Blogs
    Blogging Unit For Download
    Responsible Blogging Lesson Plan

    What to Blog About (brainstormed by my 3rd graders)
    •10 (or any other number) random facts about myself
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    Cassidy, Kathy. http://primarypreoccupation.wordpress.com/
    Crosby, Brian. "Schools Need the Change - But When?" March 2006. http://learningismessy.com/blog/
    Lazar, Stephen. "Responsible Blogging Lesson Plan." May 2005. http://outsidethecave.blogspot.com
    Richardson, Will. "Blogs At Their Best." July 2006. http://weblogg-ed.com
    Tolisano, Silvia. "Blogging Unit For Download." December 2008. http://langwitches.org/blog
    Warlick, David. http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
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    Lesson Pans
    Paper Blogs
    Networking Sites
    Ning
    ePals
    Skype
    Twitter
    Facebook
    References
    Crosby, Brian. "Schools Need the Change - But When?" March 2006. http://learningismessy.com/blog/
    Bruce, Adrian. "Free Blog Hosting - Which One to Use?" http://teacher-toolbox.blogspot.com

    What to Blog About (brainstormed by my 3rd graders)
    •10 (or any other number) random facts about myself
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    •Birthday stories
    •About chorus (or other school or after school activities)
    Networking Sites
    Ning
    ePals
    Skype
    Twitter
    Facebook
    References
    Bruce, Adrian. "Free Blog Hosting - Which One to Use?" http://teacher-toolbox.blogspot.com
    Cassidy, Kathy. http://primarypreoccupation.wordpress.com/
    Crosby, Brian. "Schools Need the Change - But When?" March 2006. http://learningismessy.com/blog/
    Richardson, Will. "Blogs At Their Best." July 2006. http://weblogg-ed.com
    Warlick, David. http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/

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    Paper Blogs
    Networking Sites
    Ning
    ePals
    Skype
    Twitter
    Facebook

    References
    Crosby, Brian. "Schools Need the Change - But When?" March 2006. http://learningismessy.com/blog/
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