Aug
22

I Blog, You Blog, We All Blog!

Filed Under (blogging) by Lee Kolbert on 22-08-2010

In the last post, my students just had their first experience commenting on our class blog. I’m so proud of them for following directions carefully and almost all remembered not to include their last names. For those who forgot, I edited their comments before publishing them. That’s the beauty of being the owner of this blog, I get to have that little bit of power. I will be spending some time with the students helping them understand blogging and commenting and how when it’s done with sincerity and thought, can open a whole new global world of conversation that can help them learn from others; not just me.

Soon the students will be writing for this blog and eventually, the students will have their own (moderated) blogs. The students last year really loved having their own blogging space and I’m looking forward to the day when my new students are ready. For so many students and parents, blogging is a brand new experience. If this is new to you, I hope you will take a moment to watch me and Katie explain how we used our blogs last year (see first video below). This is a segment from PalmBreezeCAFE. You can watch PalmBreezeCAFE on Comcast channels 234 and 235 (at 2:00pm and 7:00pm) and the segments are also available on YouTube.

When you are done, please leave a comment telling me what you think about this class blog.

If you are still confused about blogs, watch this:



7 Comments Already, Leave Yours Too

Dori S. on 23 August, 2010 at 9:10 pm #
    

Thank you for sharing your video with us parents…we can’t wait to see what you and the class do this year!


Ezgi E. on 24 August, 2010 at 8:52 pm #
    

Thats soo cool i never knew that


Kayla S. on 4 September, 2010 at 6:45 am #
    

I blog you blog we all blog!!!!!!


Mrs. Wojtera on 12 September, 2010 at 3:27 pm #
    

My first graders are learning how to comment on our blog too! We will enjoy looking at your blog and student comments to help model what we need to do and say. Thanks for helping our learning!


Mrs. Vines on 15 September, 2010 at 7:49 am #
    

I teach technology at Fort Craig elementary school in Tenn. I am setting up kidblogs for my 3rd and 4th graders. I can’t wait to show them your blog and teach them how to comment. We should start posting around Thanksgiving. I love the video. Any advice for first time student bloggers?


Mrs. Sol on 15 September, 2010 at 6:12 pm #
    

I love your class blog! It’s fun to see what the kids are working on. I also like reading the comments. Keep up the great work!


Aqsa on 2 October, 2010 at 11:01 pm #
    

Hi,
My name is Aqsa.
I like your video.
It tells why we have blogs.
And I did not now they came because of news.Did you get that video from YouTube?