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Ideas for Classroom Blogs

Ideas for Classroom Blogs

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Published by: George Couros on Sep 11, 2010
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Classroom Blogging Ideas
 I am looking for ideas for our K-6 teachers on what they can write about for their classroomblogs. This is NOT for student blogging ideas, but it is for teachers that have a blog they sharewith parents, students, and staff. If you have any ideas, please add them below. Also, pleasefeel free to add your twitter name beside your idea. Please make them as general or specific asyou like.
 Category - Student Discussion
1.Ask students a question about a classroom event that is happening and what are somesuggestions they would have for the party. Encourage discussion between students sothey can come up with an idea. (@gcouros)2.Have a quote of the day that reflects your values - ask for reflection comments and howit affects their lives.3.Allow students to preview upcoming topics by posting an outline, some weblinks etcon the blog. Encourage questions, comments and further relevant links contributed bystudents as well. (@DaveDodgson)4.Ask students to share about a previous assignment that they loved (at any age) anddescribe a bit
this assignment appealed to them (@FifeWOW).5.Ask students to imagine that they are a teacher. Have them describe their classroom(environment, lessons, assignments, etc...) (@FifeWOW)6.After reading a story, section of a book, post comprehension questions or predictionquestions. Have students post their response and then have them reply to three others.(@MrMacnology)7.Interview an expert and publish the video. Invite other people to the discussion. (@gret)8.Create book trailers or reviews. You can share your recommendations with the world.(@gret)9.Invite other people to your class discussions by using Wallwisher. (@gret)10.Have students share what “they”are experts on, How to’s or How to do’s What I know...(@nesredna1234)11.Pose questions about the book you are reading aloud in class to have a discussionabout the book- reading response blog online! (@kelalford) 
Category - Making home connections1.
Share upcoming events in the classroom and invite parents to be a part of the session.(@gcouros)
Discuss something from class, an event in history, a science experiment, a story you arereading, and ask a question for parents to weigh in on. Get their ideas. Help make themcontributors to the learning as well. (@MrMacnology) Share the parent reflections inclass as part of your lesson. (@katyvance)
Create a post asking parents to share successful ways they are encouraging learning attheir home. (@FifeWOW)
Ask parents for their feedback on your teaching, certain lessons that you taught, howtheir child is responding to school/you. (@theteachinggame)
Create a post asking families to share information about who their children are - as

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