Digital Journals & Student Blogging ShellyTerrell.com Photo by zeitfaenger.at, Flic.kr/p/nhSn7d
… 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
Class blog? Student blog?
No email required! http://kidblog.org/MsTerrellsClass
How do I motivate students to blog?
Send them on journalism missions! Photo by Ross Goodman: Flic.kr/p/ddRBxr
Flipboard Magazine iOS App Flipboard.com/sec0on/the-‐paly-‐voice-‐bL09Sx
Writing for an audience Photo by Flickingerbrad: Flic.kr/p/b9wFbv
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
Digital Research Photo by Meg Stewart, Flic.kr/p/bgZPBX
With digital tools you…? Curate Aggregate Highlight Bookmark Annotate Scan Tag Geolocate
Curation & Social Bookmarking PearlTrees Diigo Livebinders Educlipper Pinterest
Interviews Photo by pasukaru76, Flic.kr/p/9y5wxh
Students brainstorm questions
Comments? Tagging? Widgets? Blogs? Analytics? Embedding? Reblogging?
Comics as writing prompts? Makebeliefscomix.com 350+ Free Printables?
Word Cloud Story by @Marisa_C Use Word Cloud Tools?
• Post an image? • Students create a short poem, haiku, or 6 word story inspired by the image?
• Describe an event you observed in a series of pictures. Ex. animal in its habitat.
Change the writing environment!? Salvate l'ambiente: leggete su iPad by paz.ca, Flickr
Graphic organizers & storyboards! Graphic organizers & storyboards!??
Create a safe environment!?
Comments4kids.blogspot.com Comments4kids.blogspot.com?? #Comments4Kids
Connect With Other Classes?
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”
Always educate and include parents!? Macbook by Swansea Photographer Tyson Francis, Flickr