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Digital Journals: Getting Students to Blog, Research, and Curate

My books- Learning to Go https://gumroad.com/l/learn2go & The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers http://amazon.com/The-Goals-Challenge-Teachers-Transform/dp/0415735343 <br>Resources at http://www.pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/blogging-resources/id7676277

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Digital Journals: Getting Students to Blog, Research, and Curate

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  1. Digital Journals & Student Blogging ShellyTerrell.com Photo by zeitfaenger.at, Flic.kr/p/nhSn7d

  2. … people said, “… Look at Jane Austen and all her lovely letters! Oh, the children these days: they don’t keep diaries any more …” But what do they do now? They write blogs, which are diaries ... In fact, they’re writing more than Jane Austen could ever have done. - David Crystal Photo by University of Salford, Flic.kr/p/7Mzbdi

  3. Ways we read & write

  4. Class blog? Student blog?

  5. No email required! http://kidblog.org/MsTerrellsClass

  6. Youngclovers.blogspot.com?

  7. How do I motivate students to blog?

  8. Send them on journalism missions! Photo by Ross Goodman: Flic.kr/p/ddRBxr

  9. Livingtextbook.aaja.org

  10. Flipboard Magazine iOS App Flipboard.com/sec0on/the-­‐paly-­‐voice-­‐bL09Sx  

  11. Writing for an audience Photo by Flickingerbrad: Flic.kr/p/b9wFbv

  12. Writing for an audience Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. - Joseph Pulitzer Photo by Flickingerbrad: Flic.kr/p/b9wFbv

  13. Digital Research Photo by Meg Stewart, Flic.kr/p/bgZPBX

  14. With digital tools you…? Curate Aggregate Highlight Bookmark Annotate Scan Tag Geolocate

  15. kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html

  16. Curation & Social Bookmarking PearlTrees Diigo Livebinders Educlipper Pinterest

  17. Diigo

  18. Evernote for all devices

  19. Postach.io- EverNote, Twitter, Fb into a blog

  20. Drrobinson.postach.io

  21. Popplet.com

  22. Interviews Photo by pasukaru76, Flic.kr/p/9y5wxh

  23. Langwitches.org/blog/2009/12/04/csi-twitter-crime-scene-investigation/

  24. Students brainstorm questions

  25. Storycorps.org

  26. Storycorps.org/great-questions

  27. Storycorps iOS Free App

  28. Comments? Tagging? Widgets? Blogs? Analytics? Embedding? Reblogging?

  29. writingprompts.tumblr.com

  30. photoprompts.tumblr.com/

  31. Comics as writing prompts? Makebeliefscomix.com 350+ Free Printables?

  32. Oneword.com

  33. Oneword.com

  34. Plinky.com

  35. Word Cloud Story by @Marisa_C Use Word Cloud Tools?

  36. •  Post an image? •  Students create a short poem, haiku, or 6 word story inspired by the image?

  37. •  Describe an event you observed in a series of pictures. Ex. animal in its habitat.

  38. Cell phone camera by L-ines, Flickr

  39. Greta Sandler’s Class, Kidblog.org/ourgoodnews?

  40. Change the writing environment!? Salvate l'ambiente: leggete su iPad by paz.ca, Flickr

  41. Graphic organizers & storyboards! Graphic organizers & storyboards!??

  42. Create a safe environment!?

  43. Comments4kids.blogspot.com Comments4kids.blogspot.com?? #Comments4Kids

  44. Quadblogging.net by @DeputyMitchell?

  45. Quadblogging.com?

  46. Connect With Other Classes?

  47. Gret.wordpress.com? “The blog was awesome. I wrote stories and Marcos, my uncle who lives in Spain, read them and left comments for me!“ “People READ our blog. Greta read our blog too, but we got comments from all over the world” “The blog was the best, I blogged all the time, when I was happy, sick, bored… all the time!“ “I blogged about everything I like: my friends, my pet, my thoughts. I even blogged when I was sick and couldn’t come to school“ “I blogged about my passion: rugby” “I wrote about our country and things that were important to me”

  48. Always educate and include parents!? Macbook by Swansea Photographer Tyson Francis, Flickr

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