What is Blogging




Reason for Use

  • Blogs are websites in which users post their thoughts, writings, images, widgets, videos, and whatever else they would like to share with a global audience. Then, other users can view and comment on what the author posts. For educational purposes they can be used for:
  • writing - ANY aspect
  • character development
  • journaling
  • creative writing
  • current events
  • class updates/newsletter
  • Conestoga Valley has its own blogging site so all teachers and students have accounts already created

Video "Why we let our students blog"


Ease of Use

The ease of using a blog is largely related to the blog hosting service that you use. Conestoga Valley staff has luxury of having their own hosted blog server.
http://blog.cvsd.k12.pa.us This server uses WordPress MultiUser as the platform.
  • Every Student and Teacher already has an account
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Resources

Educational Blogging 101
Eduwikis Blog Site

Examples

Primary

http://totally3rdgrade.com/wordpress
http://mrsthorp.com/about
http://kes117.blogspot.com
http://theboyreader.blogspot.com
http://epencil.edublogs.org

Intermediate

4th Grade Class Blog - Ryan Berardi 4th Grade Smoketown
5th Grade Class Blogs - Rick Jones 5ht Grade Leola, Tara Meyer 5th Grade Fritz

Middle School

High School