This is a free, useful and simple tool that every teacher should check out.
You have the ideas and the content but are you conveying them in the best way possible on your class or education blog? I offer you 21 tips and tricks to take your blogging to the next level.
School begins here in Victoria on Tuesday. It is the first time in ten years that I have not spent the summer busily preparing for the new school year. That has been a strange feeling. My daughter, Novalie, is 5.5 months old and I am absolutely loving motherhood. While I won’t be in the classroom […]
This article is cross posted on ABC Splash website. If you haven’t already checked out the site, I recommend you do so. There are many fabulous free resources and interactives for Australian teachers and students. *** 2013 is the sixth year that I have used educational blogging in my classroom. When I first began my program, I just […]
This will be my last week teaching before I begin maternity leave. I’m definitely looking forward to my new adventure as a mum but know there will be a lot I will miss about being in the classroom. In packing up my classroom to make way for the new teacher, it has been interesting to […]
I’ve long been aware that many people don’t realise that you can’t use just any image off the internet for your own purposes. Many of my students join my class with the habit of reproducing Google Images strongly ingrained. This habit is often either taught or not questioned by parents or previous teachers. I also […]
Blogging is becoming increasingly common in schools, but are all blogging programs helping to improve student learning outcomes? This is an issue I was discussing with a member of my professional learning network recently. There seems to be two main schools of thought on educational blogging programs: The unrestricted program: this may involve all students […]
As we have introduced a 1:1 netbook program in grade four this year, I have changed my approach to student blogs. Rather than having a system where students can earn their personal blog, all students in my class now have a blog as a digital portfolio. As always, we began the year focussing solely on […]
My good friend in Los Angeles, Linda Yollis, recently created this excellent video with her second and third grade class about the benefits of blogging. This video may give you more of an insight into what you could get out of blogging with your students, or you might like to share it with your staff. […]