Monday, August 13, 2012

Blogging Bliss-The Case for Blogging

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of the blog/website. I can argue the case with charisma the many  reasons why teachers should begin blogging. It's not just about you and your communication with parents, but it's about students' communication with other students, their parents, and even the entire school community. In the article/blog below, this teacher shares in a quick and engaging way why you should start a blog and what you can do with it once you have one.  
From the mother who constantly clicks on her children's teachers' blogs to check things and has a son who started his own today (and also clicks on his teacher's blog), please consider this 21st century option for communication. 

Even third-graders can learn from blogging
Third-grade teacher Linda Yollis started a classroom blog in 2008, and said the site has been useful in communicating with parents and sharing students' work. In this blog post, Yollis writes about the advantages of blogging to help teach literacy skills to young students and give them experience in communicating online. Yollis also uses the class blog as part of lessons, including one in which students studied famous people and posted blog comments as the people they studied. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (8/8)

If you are interested in starting a blog, please let Jennifer or me know so we can support you. I set Keaton up in less than 15 min.! :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome link Sarah! Can't wait to try out some of her tips on my blog!