Once you have read a few blogs you may decide you want to start one of your own.   This technology tip is for teachers who want to begin a blogs.

Check out these blogs from math teacher Karen McLinden.  Students are asked to respond to a post during a specified amount of time.  Some are math topics and some are topics about recent events in the lives of the students.

  • http://geometry8th.blogspot.com/
  • http://algebra7th.blogspot.com/
  • http://tagmath6th.blogspot.com/
  • What are other kinds of blogs that teacher’s have started?  Here is a list taken from Will Richardson’s Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom.

    • Reflective Journal that focuses on:
      • Your teaching experiences – The good, the bad, the ugly.
      • Your own learning – Professional development – What do you do with those ideas?  Did they work?  What would you do again?  What would you never do again?  Have you seen a good teacher in action?  Advice that you need to remember.
      • Share your experiences – Give how-to’s for another teacher, Describe lessons that you taught and how they went, share technology integration that you have attempted.
    • Class Blogs:
      • Literature Circles or online book clubs
      • Class related info – i.e. calendars, events, homework, supplies, wish-lists
      • Post questions on class topics for students to respond to – can focus on literature or skills
      • Post writing prompts and have students expand on them as part of their comments to you
      • Showcase student work  or provide example of good classroom work
      • Gather internet resources for class assignments
      • Link your class to another class in the world for a joint project or just an ongoing conversation

    Any other ideas?  Please add your ideas in the comments section.