Yes! Loud and clear!
I’ve been visiting the blogs of other schools. What have I learned? Student bloggers help each other to become the best bloggers ever. How? By helping each other learn what to blog and how to create a well-designed blog to leave a positive digital footprint. You can hear the voices through these student posts:
First of all, Carter shares an example of how you can share your good reads– the blogs of others that you would recommend:
Carter Notice how the author explained exactly what he or she liked about the blogs. And notice in the comments how his teacher wanted him to write about what he learned about blogging, and how that helps him plan to become a better blogger by setting five goals.
What is personal and private — or just as important, what is NOT personal and private? What can we share?
Here is a student blog post that lets you know: Jacqueline
We have been learning to “Read to Know and Write to Learn.” Who can write about math? Here’s a student blog about math, and an example of how asking questions to invite comments can help you learn more!
What about science? Aren’t we investigating in science? What does that mean? Look at this student blog:
Lochy Notice the comment about a posting rubric. I wonder what we would write as a rubric for a good blog post?
Have these inspired you to blog? What would you blog about? How about someone who inspires you? That’s what this student blogger did:
Indy You will also enjoy the information in this blogger’s sidebars.
Once you start blogging — even your comment — then you start your digital footprint, your identity that will follow you forward into your future. What will yours look like? But wait, what do I mean about digital footprint? Here’s a student’s story about starting her digital footprint:
But how do we learn how to blog and how to create blogs? This post shows you how a class of bloggers joined other bloggers to help each other:
And once in awhile, everyone needs to step back and look at what they’ve done and what they’ve learned. Check out Olivia’s blog and her self-interview:
Sometimes, a blog is like thinking out loud. And the thinking out loud helps us to plan better, just as Carter and Olivia’s blog posts helped them. That’s what Audrey did here: Audrey
What are all these tools in the posts? These widgets in the sidebar? Here’s an explanation of one from Sean.
Whoa! That’s a whole lot of learning in one semester — and a whole lot of voice shining through! I hope these student bloggers like the Sketchfu I created for them in their honor for helping my class and me think about how to blog. Thanks to these bloggers, I’m inspired! Kudos to their teachers; I know one is Marsha Ratzel. She’s an inspiration to us, too. So, what do you say? Did you hear their voices? What did you learn from them?