Blogs (or web logs) use social media tools to support communication. You can present information in multiple ways (text, audio, images, video), reflect upon learning, respond to others as well as offer opportunities to develop deeper thinking. Ongoing conversations result in visual threads of processing. It can even be used as a website to connect with your parent community.
What Can I Do with Blogs?
- website to communicate with students and parents. Post your curricular content, criteria for projects, newsletters. Post homework or what’s happening in the class.
- Generate dialogue within Literature Circles and English classes. Students have the opportunity to think, respond and be challenged in their thinking. Consider using it as a platform for journalism.
- Create enthusiasm for writing anytime anywhere
- Personal platform to engage in professional dialogue and personalized learning
Which Platform Do I Use?
There are many different blogging platforms and each offers a variety of options. Click here to see a comparison of the features.
- SD41 WordPress (apply here) [everything wordpress and more all residing on our server]
Some Living Examples Out on the Web:
‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. The following are blog sites featuring a range of possibilities for integration of the literacies in curriculum.
- Ms Gourlay (Burnaby, Grade 1/2)
- Ms Acker (Burnaby, intermediate)
- Mrs P’s World of Science (Burnaby, Sciences)
- Youth Voices (Paul Allison’s Secondary class of digital learners (podcasts, blog posts and more).
- Elementary Library Technology Infusion (from Northern Canada – blog on everything library).
- Portable Radio (Ontario – grade 4/5 class with their own podcasting radio show)