Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blogging with students

What should you blog about with students from a grade 7/8 class?

In thinking of ways to engage students in writing to express their ideas, using a classroom blog can be one forum used to achieve this. The question then becomes, what to blog about?

When students are passionate about a subject or topic, they are much more willing to take risks in their writing, share their opinions and give possible solutions to a problem. As teachers, we strive to enrich the classroom experience and further our students own abilities through guided discovery. While keeping outcomes and indicators as the focus of lessons, giving students choice and responsibility makes achieving these goals so much more effective, achieveable and relevant for them.

 What are you passionate about? What would you like to blog about?




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