- I can post yearly class resources like our class syllabus, rubrics, and parent-letters.
- I can easily post weekly and daily assignment including projects, reading schedules, and writing reflections.
- I can provide students with links to online resources that can help them in their work.
- I also found out how organize different class periods by using the different pages function.
- I also learned how to limit access to the blog by incorporating passwords OR limiting viewers of the blog.
- I also learned that I enjoy being able to personalize the appearance of the blog.
To view our class blog: click here (Note- I have placed some sample resources under the tab "Mr Routon's College Class," and the rest of the blog is our class's primary blog)
- students will do a scavenger hunt on the class blog to gain familiarity.
- students will learn how to post
- students will learn how to write peer comments
- students will complete a self directed assignment using the several blog resources
- students will post persuasive writing piece, citing blog resources
- students will create an online resource and link it to the class blog
Learning to use a blog can be cumbersome because each blog-host is different and it takes time to learn each different blog template. It takes a while to learn the features, but in the end, I was pleasantly surprised with how much control I had as the blog mediator. I was able to set security features to limit access to the blog. I was also able to add many different multimedia features and improved the look and function of the blog. I heartily recommend using this classroom technology to engage today’s students. For my full report: click here.