TechnoBlog

Item Number: INT-BLOG

Technology Integration: Language Arts

Technology Skill: Blogging, Digital Citizenship

Program: Blog Service

Includes:

Blogging in the Classroom Activities: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Extension Activities

Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoBlog Parent Letter, TechnoBlog Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, Blogging Checklist, Blogging Advice Checklist, Blogging Opinion Checklist, Commenting Rubric, Blogging Rubric, Digital Footprints Bulletin Board Materials, Comment Starters Bulletin Board Materials, Commenting Advice Poster, Blogging Advice Poster, Commenting Agreement, Blogger's Pledge, Kidblog Getting Started Document

Samples: Personal Connection Samples - TechnoStar, Avoid Breaking Your Board, Format Sample - 4 Reasons to Read the Mission to Mars Book Series, Advice Post Samples - 3 Tips Every Competitive Swimmer Needs to Know, How to Buy Skateboard Shoes, Opinion Post Samples - Too Much Money Spent on Football Team? BMX Riders Should Not Use Skate Parks


Session 1: Introduction to Blogging

Explore blogosphere. Set up a blogger profile and select a blogging topic.

Session 2: Become a Blogger

Learn the basics of blogging. Write a post about topic and insert a picture.

Session 3: Comment on Blog Posts

Discuss commenting guidelines. Read posts and reply to blogger.

Session 4: Personal Connection Post

Learn to blog responsibly. Write a post based on personal experience.

Session 5: Advice Post

Write a post that offers helpful advice. Format the post so it is easy to scan.

Session 6: Opinion Post

Learn to express a viewpoint respectively. Write a post that states an opinion.

Optional Blogging in the Classroom Ideas

  • Cartoon Avatar: Update profile picture.
  • Digital Citizenship and You: Be a digital citizen.
  • Create QR Code: Connect to your blog.
  • Inspiration from Blog Titles: 50 blog titles.
  • Be Opinionated: 40 questions to spark an idea.
Students become Bloggers
Integrate Blogging into Creative Writing
Blogging in the Classroom Safely and Responsibly
Resources Help Students Write Meaningful Comments

Integrate Blogging into Language Arts

Create an authentic writing experience. Through a series of language arts blogging activities, students learn how to share an insight, provide advice, and express an opinion as responsible digital citizens. Blogging in the classroom allows students to write in their own voice in a welcoming environment.


  • Identify the topic, purpose, and audience for a blog
  • Plan and organize writing ideas for a blog post
  • Use first person narrative style in posts
  • Express an insight, advice, or opinion in posts
  • Write a post with a title, sections, tags, pictures
  • Revise posts to improve content and layout
  • Format posts effectively for easy reading
  • Exchange ideas using commenting etiquette
  • Be respectful of others and maintain privacy
  • Set blog properties and upload a profile picture

Customer Reviews

Teach blogging safely. Through a series of creative writing lessons, students become bloggers. They learn how to read, write, and comment on blog posts as responsible digital citizens. Use blogging in the classroom activities to integrate language arts with technology.


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5.0

I am very grateful to TechnoKids' staff for going out of their way to help me. They responded quickly and efficiently. Many thanks!!

Ann Marie Nail-Daswani, Tangier, American School of Tangier

5.0

I am using Techno Blog with my grade 5 classes this year. It has been great. The teacher manual and student handbook are very detailed, well organized and easy to use. KidBlog was a little tricky to figure out at first but with a little practice my students and I are really enjoying our blogging experience.

Andrea Taylor, Toronto, Newtons Grove School

5.0

I appreciate all that you do and I love the TechnoKids materials.

K. Moraes, Richboro, PA, Poquessing Middle School

5.0

I am using TechnoBlog with 7th grade English classes. We love it! Everything is laid out so well that the Language Arts teacher and myself find it very easy to use. We are using KidBlog as our blog platform and like how we can set up all the different options.

L. Marusinec , WI, USA, Central Middle School

5.0

I love your lessons for my Middle School. The students not only learn so much about computers, but Language Arts as well.

H. Nugent-Patten , CA, USA, Colonel Mitchell Paige School

       
       

I am using TechnoBlog with 7th grade English classes. We love it! Everything is laid out so well that the Language Arts teacher and myself find it very easy to use. We are using Kidblog as our blog platform and like how we can set up all the different options.

   
   
     

          blogging activities reviewer      

     

      L. Marusinec,
       Central Middle School,
WI, USA
     


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