Wow! I am so proud of my TILT teachers - taking the initiative to create classroom blogs to use with their students and parents. AND...teaching other teachers around the district to do the same! I think you are going to find some great information and classroom ideas from these folks:
Here is a list (some are by invitation only, so not listed):
Connie Jensen - 2nd Grade
Jamee Wilson - 3rd Grade
Julie Betts - 3rd Grade
Doretta Lambert - 3rd Grade
Sandy Anseth - 5th Grade
Dan Erikson - 5th Grade
Sara Olsgaard - 6th Grade
Elizabeth Waddington - Middle School Art
Susan Veit - Middle School English
Marjorie Zeedyk - Middle School Reading
Doug Van Zee - Freshman Health & PE
Some Ideas of How to use a Blog:
- Communicate with parents about classroom activities, homework assignments, and school events. (replace your classroom webpage)
- Post Internet resources for students to use for research projects
- Post assignments for students
- Journaling for students
- Book Reviews
- Collaborative Activities
- Creative Writing
- Put lesson content for students that are absent on your blog
- Post classroom calendar events
- post assignments based on literature readings and have students respond, creating a kind of portfolio of their work.
- post prompts for writing.
- provide examples of classwork, vocabulary activities, or grammar games.
- provide online readings for your students to read and react to.
- post photos and comment on class activities.
- publish examples of good student writing done in class.
- show case student art, poetry, and creative stories.
- create a literature circle.