public marks

PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags district & classroomblogs

March 2007

The Thinking Stick

Teacher blog highlighting some of the great ways teachers are innovating with technology

Priestsic6 Classroom Blog

Primary school blog that touches on all subjects....

Tech Dossier

A blog that highlights some of the class projects in this district which use blogs, wikis, other web-based tools, and software such as MovieMaker/Photostory.

February 2007

Student blogs for independent writing grades 6-8

January 2007

Room 613 Talk

Sixth Grade social studies blog

December 2006

A Really Different Place | writing...reading...thinking....creating

Welcome to the Nieman Enhanced Learning Center Blog. Students will have the opportunity to use their blog to write stories and respond to reflection questions. Parents and teachers, be sure to check in often to see how your students are progressing in their writing.

November 2006

Grand View Elementary Library Blog

Simply the best library blog around. Take a look at the research organizers which combine audio and video resources.

Classroom Weblogs Archive

More examples of class blogs

The Technology of Reading and Writing in the Digital Space: Why RSS is crucial for a Blogging Classroom

As students and teachers take to the Read-Write web, we need to begin by framing the approach in a new way to contextualize writing better, and, more importantly, to make classroom blogging (and even more broadly writing in digital spaces) more productive for the students and professors. In particular, I want to show how the technology of RSS is crucial both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint to any digital writing, but especially to any blogging classroom.

Support Blogging

SupportBlogging! has been set up to provide an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and others to help promote an understanding of the benefits of educational blogging.

Room 208

Elementary school blogs and podcasts. Lots to explore

Outside [The Cave]: Responsible Blogging Lesson Plan

A Lesson plan aimed at enabling students to write a class blog policy which emphasizes safety.

Mathematical Musings: Safe Blogging

Middle school math teacher with a classroom blog.....This is an older post on safe blogging guidelines. Click the blog title to the most recent posts.

Blogical Minds

This is a blog created to explore what happens when 5th graders blog and converse about literacies in class and beyond.

Blogging: It's Elementary!: Teacher Introduction

This webquest is designed to introduce elementary students to blogging. Its intention is to get teachers and students thinking about using blogging to develop literacies in the elementary school. The goal is to use blogs to engage students in thinking and blogging about their learning and what it means to them. Topics for the blogging posts will be pulled from the classroom curriculum. A focus on the Six Traits of Writing and Blooms Taxonomy will be used as students blog/write to learn and apply what they are studying in their class curriculum. Although written for elentary school students, the content could easily be adapted for middle school.

adavis / Guidelines and Responsibilities

There are many resources on the web addressing the issues of guidelines and responsibilities while blogging in education. According to Anne Davis, one of the very best is the AHS Blogging Policy developed for the use of weblogs at Arapahoe High School.

Grade 5 Class Blog

Firth grade class blog for all subjects

Chehalem Valley Middle School Classroom Blogs

A grade 7 classroom blog with a variety of posts to stimulate reading, writing, and learning. The teacher and each student has their own blog. This front page must be a feed of all the most recent posts from the blogroll. This is an easy way for keeping track of who is doing what.

Gummy Bears - A graduated jellybean

Grade 10 Calculus Blog where students summarize the class lesson. Talk about make math and learning visible;;;This one is in the Scribe Hall of Fame! Take a look at the comments!

Sargent Park Math Zone

Grade 8 math teacher using a blog as a homework site and enrichment center, He uses a variety of Web 2.0 tools to support student learning in math. Students take turns as scribes responsible for posting to the blog.

The Write Weblog

Another example where the qualities of writing are explicitly discussed and the sole purpose of the student blogs is to improve this skill.

k12 Online Conference » Blog Archive » Week in the Classroom”Second Nature-Extending dialogue in the blogosphere”

This site corresponds to the BLOG WRITE link It’s second nature for us and our students to engage others in dialogue f2f. Commenting has great potential for extending learning and deepening understanding through meaningful dialogue in the blogosphere. Through an examination of powerful and significant comments, and exploration of suggestions for nurturing and guiding comments, meaningful online dialogue can become second nature to us and our students too.

Mr. K's Podcast Emporium

Student audio and video podcasts about events around the school. There is an emphasis on sports....

Blog Write

This blog is interesting as the teacher explicitly discusses the six traits of writing when composing blog posts. She gives guidelines for making comments as well. Take a look at the students' own blogs with their posts on this topic. Take Derrick' Documents (left column) for example. He has a great post where he links each of the six traits to a classmate's blog as an exemplary user of the trait. Check it out! P.S. OHMYGOODNESS...thought this was a high school blog! These are 5th graders!

Zachary's Weblog: An Unforgettable Day

High school blog... Note all the comments and the handling of one inappropriate comment by a classmate.