So many teachers are teaching blogging. I thought it would be helpful to see how I teach blogging to my students. Here's my in-flip video.

Listen to the Every Classroom Matters interview with Jon Bergmann, flipped classroom pioneer if you don't know about the in-flip method.

You'll also see starting at minute 7 how I teach my students to begin blogging using our private Ning and a glimpse into the Ning. You'll see the initial skills I teach students. (Titling, embedding, and writing style.)

Essential Questions:

  • What is a blog?
  • Why are blogs important?
  • How will we blog?
  • How should blog headlines be written?
  • What type of voice and language do you use in a blog post?
  • What is one way to use elements on the web in your blog post?

For blog readers who own a copy of Reinventing Writing — consult Chapter 8 (p 127) for details on how to teach blogging and microblogging.

On a technical note, I had a few issues with volume levels on slide 2 and 3 and near the end, so you'll need to turn up the volume there. I'll have to re-record but haven't had a chance yet.

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4 thoughts on “What is a blog?

  1. Thank you so much! This makes the idea of blogging with students much easier to understand and manage in my own mind. What is the youngest you would recommend the use of blogs for?

    • Wow Sarah! I have seen first grade teacher use it and younger to share artifacts and pics although obviously the kids aren’t writing as much as drawing and creating. Blogs can be used in any classroom and remember that Edmodo and other sites can give you a protected space. I love being able to connect kids with parents too!
      Vicki Davis
      @coolcatteacher Blog
      Host – Every Classroom Matters Show
      Author – Reinventing Writing

      *** Sent via mobile device. Please forgive my typos. ***

  2. Thank you so much for all this information on how to blog! I would like to use this approach with the high school students that I am currently working with! I am in the process of learning how to use the RSS on my feedly account. Again, thank you so much!