Teachers using Blogs

Blogs: Blogs are a highly effective tool for enhancing collaboration and dialogue in the classroom. Teacher-created blogs serve as a way to dialogue about either classroom discussions or readings. Student-created blogs allow for creating a climate of collaboration and collegiality among students as they dialogue about their own learning environments.

Blogging Rule for Teachers: Never post anything in a blog that you would not want to share with Dr. Axner, Board Members, or parents of your students.
  • Set the appropriate Privacy settings for each blog page.
  • Create class guidelines for all students members of the blog and have each one sign the agreement.

Blogging Rule for Students: Never post anything in a blog that you would not want to share with your school principal, teacher, mom, dad, or grandparents.
  • Have students remove any identifying information from all postings—full names, ages, locations, phone numbers, and school names.
  • Once something is posted online, it cannot be taken back.
  • If something inappropriate has been posted, report the blog to your teacher.


Activity
Blog post choices to Dr. Axner or not...notebook or keynote
Top Ten Blog Rules to Remember...pages/word