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Here’s yet another  “The Best…” list — this time focusing the Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.  As with all my lists it is regularly updated to keep it current.

STUDENT BLOGGING IS NOW 100% FREE ON EDUBLOGS is from…Edublogs

 

Please note:

  • Some articles included are older articles (published prior to 2010) and have been included because concepts in the articles apply to the current approach to student blogging.
  • This list has been sorted by blogger.

Sue Waters

Sue Waters is Support Manager of Edublogs | CampusPress and has been helping educators blog with students since 2008.

Here’s a list of Sue’s ‘must read’ posts on student blogging:

Below are Sue’s other important student blogging resources:

Other resources from the Edublogger, Edublogs or Edublogs Community:

Here’s a quick intro video to explain what is a blog.

Silvia Tolisano

Silvia Tolisano is well known for her work with blogging with students.

Here’s a list of Silvia’s ‘must read’ posts on student blogging:

Below are Silvia’s Blogging lesson plan series.  The series was developed in 2008.  While some of the links are old but concepts are good:

  1. Introduction to blogging.
  2. Online Safety
  3. Commenting
  4. Writing

Make sure you watch The Possibility of Student Blogging by Andrea Hernandez and Slivia Tolisano.

This video provides an excellent explanation of the blogging and commenting process, impact of quality blogging on student literacy and the importance of writing as part of a global audience.

Bill Ferriter

Bill Ferriter has been blogging with students for almost 10 years and here is his advice:

Gail Desler

Gail Desler supports teachers using blogs with students in her school district. Here are her tips:

Kim Confino

Kim Confino has extensive experience blogging with students and supporting teachers use blogs with students.  You can check out her posts here:

Pernille Ripp

Other Resources

(also 7 Blogging Tools for Teachers Compared and Ranked – Updated for 2017)

  • The Courage To Blog With Students is an article by my Teacher Leaders Network colleague Marsha Ratzel that is a “must-read” for any teacher using blogs with their students, or considering the idea. It appears in Education Week: Teacher Magazine.
  • Three Teachers’ Answers to Questions on Classroom Microblogging is from The New York Times Learning Network.
  • #comments4kids – As most teachers who have students writing blogs know, kids get very excited when people leave comments on their posts. Of course, we all appreciate it when people respond to our writing, and nothing beats having an authentic audience. I recently learned through Paula Naugle, a teacher in New Orleans, about the ability to solicit comments on student blogs through Twitter by using the hashtag #comments4kids. She relates in her blog post that her students received over 1,500 comments this year. And she told me separately that 70% of them were generated through use of that hashtag. I think that’s amazing. The hashtag idea is brilliant, and I’d love to give credit to whomever came up with the idea. Let me know if you know who did. (Paula writes that “The creator of the #comment4kids hashtag is William Chamberlain. There are teachers and student bloggers all over the world who are so thankful to Will for this innovative idea.”)
  • QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences is by Suzi Boss at Edutopia.

Here is a list of our class blogs.

If you are a blogger, are considering starting a blog, or just want to learn more about blogging, that’s the post where you should start.

As always, feedback and additional suggestions are welcome.

How To Comment In Social Media – An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback is from The ASIDE Blog.

KEEPING YOUR BLOGGING STUDENTS SAFE ONLINE has some very useful info.

Edublogger’s Guide To Involving Parents With Blogs is from the Edublogger.

100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging is from The Edublogger.

SHOULD YOUR CLASS OR STUDENT BLOGS BE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE? is from The Edublogger.

BLOGGING FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS: GETTING STARTED WITH EDUBLOGS is from Edublogs.

TIPS TO ENSURE QUALITY BLOGGING BY LINDA YOLLIS AND STUDENTS is from The Edublogger.

BLOGGING WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: ROSLYN GREEN’S STORY is from The Edublogger.

MY CLASS: STUDENT BLOGGING MADE EASY! is from The Edublogger.

Poster: How To Write A Quality Blog Comment is from Kathleen Morris.

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