Your Kids Have a Voice

What if there’s a way to teach your students 21st century Skills, geography, writing, and the fundamentals of technology in a way that’s enjoyable for them AND for you?  I know, impossible right?  Enter the Student Blogging Challenge.

A recent visit with a colleague who teaches 4th and 5th grade is proof that it can be done – and what they’re doing in their class is pretty impressive.  Mrs. Vazquez and her students came across the Student Blogging Challenge and even though they didn’t get started in time to participate officially, they’re using the challenge as an opportunity to get started on their own class blog which can be found here.

Blogging is a great way to teach real-world skills in a real-world environment.  “My students are taking this really seriously, because they know that they have readers all over the world.  It’s not just the teacher and their classmates who are seeing their work,” said Mrs. Vazquez.

Let your students create work that has a life beyond the classroom, it has the potential to spark a lifelong passion for writing and reading.

Student-Blogging-Infographic

feel free to use/share the infographic… linkbacks are always appreciated! 🙂

Additional articles and resources to help you get started:

FREE Edublogs
How to get started
Edutopia article on student blogging

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Posted on November 30, 2013, in Inspiration, Tips and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Michelle! I have been blogging with my 2nd graders for 4 years and have seen the benefits of student blogging first hand. I am using your infographic in a presentation I am doing on student blogging. This image is perfect me “bringing it on home”! Thanks! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iVNRp8HNJIO_sJXVSRYy2ev_zlRO9_i3vWiRab7tDZ0/edit?usp=sharing

    • I’m so glad you like the graphic! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I really like your presentation too, it’s great to see blogging getting more attention as a valuable classroom tool.

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