by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning
Instead of asking students to answer questions on a worksheet…
…ask them to write their own blogs. Even young children can write their own blogs! Reading and writing online could be considered a skill that students will need in the future, so writing their own blogs encourages students to do both. Plus, they get to share their writing with an authentic audience.
There are many resources for students who want to blog. Our students in grades 6-12 have a blogging feature built right into Schoology. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use it:
Teachers can also look at some of these other options for student blogging, keeping safety and age-appropriateness in mind:
And if you’re just too busy this week to think about blogging, you can find this great list of 50 ideas for student blogging and writing online from the Edublogger.