In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 32 {Student Blogging}

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Each week I’ll give you links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.

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School is out for summer and what that really means for teachers is figuring out what we’re going to do with our classes next year. Since I started blogging with my students this year, several people have asked me for help setting up blogs for their students.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to student blogging is just getting started. When my class set of netbooks finally arrived in late Fall, I went directly to Twitter my – PLN {personal learning network} – for help on how to get started.

{Did I mention Twitter and how ridiculously helpful the teachers on it are? Read this post Dear Teacher Who Isn’t On Twitter.}

I’m not going to lie, my biggest concern was not doing it “right” and now that I’ve had some experience, there is no right way. Just get started. Reading these links is an excellent way to get the nuts and bolts taken care of.

This week’s In Case You Missed It Edition is dedicated to student blogging.

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My Best Of…

Mrs. Ripp has written a number of helpful posts on student blogging. My favorite post, 14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging, includes internet safety links, lesson ideas for teaching them how to comment and write posts on paper first as well as how to get comments for your student writers. These posts were my bible in getting started and feeling confident – I highly recommend using her lessons.

One of Mrs. Ripp’s blogging tips is connecting your class with another. Here is her class blog , check it out and leave a comment or two.

What Makes A Great Blog Post – a link that came to me – 3 minutes after asking for help on student blogging this morning.

Not sure what to have your students post about? TeachFactory’s Getting Students Blogging! Students CAN do it! has some great ideas.

Pictures truly are worth a 1,000 words, but where does one find royalty free use pictures for student posts? Creating Lifelong Learners has the answer!

So what do you get comments for your students? Check out #Comments4Kids – a gold mine of ideas for student blogging.

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Speaking of this student blogs …. You know Hollee, co-author of  Good Enough is the New Perfect ? She also publishes her sons’ blog Third Grade Rocks. Stop by and show them some comment love.

If you’d like to get together and talk about Hollee’s book this weekend, It’s All Yoga is hosting a book event from 6-8pm.  You’re all invited! Hollee will talk about the book and then we’ll have a chance to ask her questions. Books will be available for sale at the studio.

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That is the In Case You Missed It Edition for this week, folks.

Remember to click the links and leave some comments. This is a conversation, you know.

In Case You Missed Edition Archives -click it to see them all.


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