Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blogging with your students

I feel like I never have enough time at school for creative writing or journal writing.  I'm always looking for ways to connect technology with my lessons so I decided to kill two birds with one stone.   After our Thanksgiving break, I am going to have my students do some journal writing at home.  They will send me their assignments in my drop box.  Each week, I am going to choose the best entries to add to our class blog.  I will not use anyone's name. All of my students have a class number (based on their alphabetical order).  I have two sections of core classes.  So if Paul Baker is #3 in the A.M. core class, he will put A.M.#3 on his assignment.  Parents are going to be invited to join our blog.  I'm hoping family friends and extended family will join as well.  This will be our electronic newsletter.  Below are the forms I am going to use: