Blogging in middle school

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by scooter503, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. scooter503

    scooter503 Comrade

    May 27, 2008
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    Nov 5, 2016

    Our last district in-service focused on using more technology. I am intrigued about incorporating blogging into my reading classes. Has anyone used this successfully, or does anyone have any tips on topics or focused questions my students could respond to? I am thinking of incorporating them when we do book groups and they are all reading different books in a similar genre. I have 8th graders.
  3. Peregrin5

    Peregrin5 Maven

    Aug 25, 2011
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    Nov 8, 2016

    One of the main issues with blogging is submitting work for grading. Most blogs create a "permalink" that students can send to you through Google Classroom (if you have it) or they can submit it through a Google form so that you can open it in the spreadsheet. I would structure the form so you can sort the resulting Google spreadsheet by the assignment name for easy review later.

    As for questions, you'll probably have to develop those yourself, but since you're a reading teacher, maybe have them write reflections on what they're reading.

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