If you came to the session on “Your Own Blog in 10 Minutes or Less,” listed below are the blogs to which we referred. Clicking on the links will allow you to view each of the blogs:
- Talladega City Schools Collaborative parent/community blog
- Teach Talladega Collaborative blog for school system employees
- Graham School Parent/community blog for a school
- Graham Staff Principal’s blog for employees
- Dr. Jan’s Blog Pricipal’s blog offering general thoughts
- Raymond L. Young New principal’s blog for the community
- Alabama Black Belt Arts Education Initative Collaborative blog for schools in a particular region of Alabama
- Ala NB Seekers Blog for teachers seeking National Board Certification
- Stirring Up the Dust Initial post from a technology blog for teachers
- Get Organized! Blog on organization and time management
In addition to the blogs we discuss in the workshop, here are several created by teachers to use as communication tools with their classes:
- Brandi Caldwell, a teacher at
Mountain Brook High School, composed Mrs. C’s Senior English Blogs. From her last post there, it seems the school system began blocking Blogger, so you will see a link there to another venue she now uses. Here, you see Mrs. Caldwell composing the posts and her students responding with their comments. On Mrs. Myrmel’s Classroom Blog, we see a blog used as a tool for a 3rd grade teacher to communicate with parents. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn At the Room 303 Blog, Mrs. Huff’s students compose the posts. The most recent posts at present relate to student insights into . Other students post comments where they respond to what their classmates have composed. This one is definitely worth a look.
Do you know of other examples that would benefit teachers who are interested in using a blog in their classes? If you do, please leave a comment.