Class Website: You can place your lessons, assignments, and announcements online; communicate with absent students; include web site links and upload worksheets; Parents can submit comments in response to a request for volunteers or supplies to be donated.
Class Newsletter: Unlike an e-mail newsletter or a print newsletter, a blog entry is in no danger of not getting to its intended audience because it got caught in a spam filter
or discarded on the walk home from school. Plus, if you include an RSS link parents
can subscribe to your newsletter.
Class Blog: instruction tool with students contributing to the blog such as a current events discussion, or a book study, creative writing
Department/Grade Level Blog: teachers can collaborate and share ideas, have virtual meetings, plan parent/teacher conferences
Cadre/Committee Blog: members can have virtual meetings, sharing ideas while viewing others’ ideas, collaborate on a group project, etc.
Professional Development Book Study: members can have virtual meetings sharingreflections and applications of a book study.
Mentors/Protegee: New teachers can use blogs to reflect on their experiences and their mentors can comment.
Student Team Blogs: students collaborate on a project; Students who are not in the same science class physically, but are in one of Mrs. Rummel’s 8th grade science classes, collaborates with other 8th grade science students assigned to study Jupiter. Or, student in another District, State, or Country collaborate on a project using a blog.
Blogging Buddies: like penpals, but better
Writing Club: students post their work to a blog, fellow members comment on work.
Student Journals: Students can blog their reflections and the teacher can conveniently leave comments without collecting 25 spiral notebooks.
Student E-portfolios: Students can publish their work on-line, or use it as a digital filing cabinet for their work. Comments can be posted by parents, aunts, grandparents, etc.
Activity Updates: Clubs and activities, sports teams, and parent groups use Weblogs to post scores, meeting minutes, and links to relevant issues and topics.
Building Announcements/Principal Memos: These bulletins would then be archived for later reference; teachers could subscribe to the bulletins and automatically receive notification of new postings. Staff members could comment on posts.
Registration Blog: Workshop registration process could be completed using a blog. The facilitator posts an invitation, all those interested respond with a comment.
Companies serving the education community are using blogs to provide educators with information that supports teaching and learning.
Professional organizations and associations are also using blogs to reach out to their members and the greater community.
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