5 Benefits for Teachers When Students Blog

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Since blogging is done online, there are some unique benefits for teachers that are not produced by other traditional writing assignments.

 

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Student blogs allow teachers to:

  1. Access student work anytime from anywhere. Since blogs are online, a teacher can access the content from virtually any computer device. This makes reviewing writing assignments convenient.
  2. Stop lugging paper from home to school! Student work is kept online. This makes it easy to log in from any computer with Internet access. Now it is simple to read and comment upon student work.
  3. Store a permanent record of suggestions and encouragement. Teachers invest time when reviewing student work to write helpful comments. When the document is in paper form, these words of encouragement can easily be discarded or lost. However, when the comments are digital they become a permanent record making it is easy for students to refer to them to recall an area for improvement or celebrate success.
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When students blog, teachers benefit!
  1. Become a mentor. Blogs allow teachers the opportunity to mentor students. By commenting on entries, the teacher can offer advice, encouragement, or pose questions or challenges that develop skills and foster self-awareness. Create an authentic learning experience
  2. Manage student portfolios. Posts are archived for future reference. This produces a digital collection that allows teachers to notice progress as they study the change in writing over time.
Students become bloggers.


Christa Love

Christa Love, Curriculum Developer & Teacher ~ I am passionate about blending technology into curriculum. Whether it is programming, video production, graphic design, or digital citizenship, I am interested in how apps and tools can be used to enhance learning. Throughout the years I have designed many TechnoKids technology projects. My favorite part of curriculum development is field-testing the ideas to determine the activities that work best in real classrooms. I write about what I have learned that can save teachers time in their own curriculum planning.

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