Kathleen McGeady was our fabulous presenter this week, speaking about the power of blogging, especially with her young class. Kathleen blogs with grade 2s (7-8 year olds) with a class blog, called 2KM She spoke about the many elements of blogging including comments. It was through comments that she met Linda Yollis from USA and a firm partnership developed, along with others. A Ugandan Project that was organised between these schools and one in Shanghai raised $20,000! Amazing!
Links shared by Kathleen:-
- The Ugandan Project video
- Tools to use within the blogging platform :- glitz, voki, tagxedo, slideshare,polldaddy, teachertube, photobucket, embedit,
- Check out these blogs
- Getting started with edublogs
From the chat:-
- Mel Cashen 1: Tom Barrett suggests tagging posts with student names and this can form a portfolio at the end of th year
- Mel Cashen 1: Today I left a video explaining the lesson for a CRT on the blog. Easy access for the teacher and the kids can then go back and watch it again at home.
- Kelly: HUGE bonus of a blog is the parent support
- Sample of a young student’s blog
- Mel Cashen 1: We do a lunchtime blogging club every Friday
- Linda Yollis: I have the parents set up the blog with the children. I did some parent ed.
- Jenny Ashby: yes its better in context as part of the learning not an extra
- Jayne: How old are your students? This could be great inspiration to my adult ESL students – to see what young children can do!
- Have used Kidblog as a blog for young kids and beginners
- the edublogger for lots of great help and advice
- Sue Wyatt aka tasteach: or join the student blogging challenge which I run twice a year for ten week periods
- Primary tech teacher
- google reader for blog subscriptions
- Linda 4: twitter is a must
- Kids in the mid
- 4/5/6 Learning Centre
- 2kj Leopold PS
- Mrs Yollis Classroom blog
- Epsom Primary School
- The Reading Roundup
- Teaching Literacy
- The Global Education Conference