What is a Blog? Why should I try one?

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A Blog is basically an online journal. It can be used to create discussions among members of a class, share questions, post projects, and pictures. The possibilities for using blogging in education are endless.

Schoolblogs.net Network was created by an elementary teacher who saw the power of the blog when using this tool in class during literature circle discussions. Instead of students who did not do their reading assignments and came unprepared for circle, we found that the students were prepared for their literature circle. Also, the reluctant reader found blogging a motivating factor to read. The student who may be too timid to “speak up” during regular group times, found blogging as an outlet to share their opinions or thoughts.

At Schoolblogs.net, we wish to share a user-friendly blog format that is also safe for school-age children. There are many free blogging tools on the Internet but many will easily link to inappropriate sites not suitable for children. We strive to make our blogs both teacher and student friendly.

Use them for book discussions.
Create e-portfolios
Place assignments for students that allow questions to be asked about the assignment.
Create a hot list.

Create a discussion on any subject: reading, writing, science, social studies, technology, math, physical education
Students can create online journals.
Want your own schoolblog? 

Contact: (schoolblogs.net membership is temporarily closed) Another safe source for educational blogs is http://edublogs.org/

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