2013 is the sixth year that I have used educational blogging in my classroom.
My 2012/2013 class blog is http://4kmand4kj.global2.vic.edu.au/
Educational blogging is something that I am very passionate about. The amount of learning that can happen through a class blog is priceless.
Silvia Tolisano posted this excellent poster on her Langwitches Blog which sums up the 21st century skills that can be addressed through blogging.
LINKS TO POSTS I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT EDUCATIONAL BLOGGING
Getting Started with Blogging
Click here to find the post I wrote in August 2012 about starting a class blog.
If you’re in a DEECD or CEO school in Victoria, you may also find Getting Started With Global2 to be a helpful guide.
This post offers you 10 tips on how to introduce blogging into your classroom.
Wondering how to involve parents? Check out A Guide to Involving Parents in Your Class Blog This post includes the permission notes and guides I send home to parents.
Parents and Blogging
Blogging and the Curriculum
Posts about Student Blogs
Blogging: Assessment and Data
Collaboration through Blogging
Privacy, Safety and Blogging Guidelines
Obstacles to Blogging and Using ICT
Teaching Quality Commenting (guest post for Teacher Blogging Challenge)
Benefits of Blogging
Using Images in Blog Posts
Making Education Blogging Work for You (guest post for Free Technology for Teachers)
Blogging Podcasts and Presentations
I have presented about blogging at many conferences and events. Below are links to just a few.
I presented at ISTE12 in San Diego with Linda Yollis in June, 2012. Read more about our session on “Flattening the Classroom Walls with Educational Blogging” here on The Edublogger blog.
I presented on Tech Talk Tuesdays webinar on “Flattening the Classroom Walls with Educational Blogging” with Linda Yollis in August 2012. Find the recording here.
I presented about collaborating with global blogging buddies at the RSCON3 online conference in July 2011. Click here to find the recording on Elluminate.
Kelly Jordan and I presented about blogging at the DEECD Innovations Showcase in May 2011. Click here to listen to the recording.
I presented about blogging in Elluminate on Tech Talk Tuesdays in November 2010. Find the link to the recording of the session here.
I was interviewed on the Ed Tech Crew Podcast in August 2010 about how I use technology (including blogs) in my classroom and how I promote technology to other teachers. You can listen to it here or search for Ed Tech Crew in iTunes.
For more information about blogging with your class visit Linda Yollis’ excellent wiki about educational blogging or Sue Waters’ Edublogger blog. Both these sites have been a wealth of information for me.