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Blogging with students – a reflection

This past year was my first experience blogging with students. It certainly had its ups and downs but was a positive experience overall for me and for my students. To read why we were blogging in science class (and why I think your students should blog) go here:  ”Why Are We Blogging in Science Class?” […]

Why are we blogging in science class?

I’ve been asked by students and a couple of parents – “why are we blogging in science class?” There are several reasons: Paper reduction In my experience, students do not value paper.  They see any work done on paper as disposable – worth little more than the paper itself.  Paper assignments are constantly left laying […]

Dueling blogs

This blog essentially serves as my “personal” blog – although it’s entirely focused on education and my professional development.  However, I have another blog that is dedicated to my classes and which I use to post assignments for my students, as well as information about what is going on in my classes.  It recently occurred […]

Student blogs

Two weeks into student blogging with Edublogs and I’m loving it! More importantly, my students seem to be loving it. I have 100+ kids set up with their own blogs and have had them use them for reflection on learning, reflection on products, and as a place to do written summaries of internet research. I […]

Technology integration and differentiation

Two of my primary goals for this school year have been to improve both technology integration and differentiation for individual student needs/ interests in my classes. As I’ve begun to delve into tech integration with Edmodo for classroom communication & assignments and Edublogs for student work, I am now seeing how the two goals go […]