Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kid Bloggers

This year I wanted to get more TECHY. <-it's a word.  And as soon as I decided I wanted to do this, my school district offered a Digital Fluency course.  Funny story though, I couldn't even figure out how to sign up for it because it was TOO TECHY.  Yes, I'm that person.  But let me tell you.....I have learned so much!!  

The biggest thing that I have learned and implemented in my classroom is a kid blog.  The kids LOVE it!!  The best thing about it is they are writing.....because they want to write.  They have an authentic audience to write for and they want to share their opinions and thoughts with the world.  
 Oh, and it's FREE!  There is a paid version that allows the students to choose their own backgrounds and a few other other things.  But while were are just starting out the free one is perfect.  

{link to our blog

Just recently we have finished reading biographies in my guided reading groups and some of the kids have shared about the person they learned about.  

They have shared their opinions about our novels that we are reading.  Book reviews about the books they check out from the library and sometimes they just blog about what is on their mind.  (kinda like we do)

Here's the best part......anyone that has the link can leave a comment.  Isn't that great?!?!  I have parents that are responding to their child's posts.  Even the superintendent has responded to some kids.  Wouldn't this make you want to write?  My kids are even writing from home over the break!!  This makes my teacher heart happy!! 

If your kids are not blogging.........they should be.  Seriously, if I can do it, anybody can do it.  I put the link to Kidblog and the link to our class blog.  You should check us out and leave us some comments.  

All My LOVE, 

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