Item Number: INT-BLOG
Technology Integration: Language Arts
Technology Skill: Blogging, Digital Citizenship
Program: Blog Service
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.