Tech Talk Tuesdays: Educational Blogging: Teaching Commenting and Parent Participation

What an inspiring session we had on blogging  this week on Tech TalkTuesdays with Linda Yollis. If anyone doubts the need for and value of blogging, this session is a MUST to view! Linda walked us through commenting on blogs, the value of comments and ways to teach students the need to make effective comments. Literacy and numeracy have all inbuilt into blogging. Linda also shared ways to keep students engaged and motivated with blogging, including guest posts from grandparents etc.

In the latter part of the session, Linda showed how she has made firm partnerships with parents and encouraged their participation in blogging activities – all of which has empowered the learning of her students.

Here is the link to the recording.

Following are some sites that Linda has shared with us

  1. Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog
  2. How to Compose a Quality Comment – youtube video
  3. Blog post on How to Compose a Quality Comment
  4. Educational Blogging Wiki
  5. Video:  Blogging is Learning
  6. What We’ve Learned From Blogging post (student/parent responses)l
  7. Welcome Video (First Day of School)
  8. Kathleen Morris’ How to Navigate 2KM/2KJ Blog pdf for parents
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3 responses to “Tech Talk Tuesdays: Educational Blogging: Teaching Commenting and Parent Participation

  1. Anne
    Thanks for this summary. It was an excellent webinar. I had another teacher from our school with me, she teaches same level as Linda Yollis and I think she is now all inspired by getting her class to comment well.
    Sometimes I feel guilty because I don’t take the time to comment as well as what I am asking the students to comment.
    Thanks for putting the list of 8 up. It is going to be useful to me. Now just have to get the time to follow them up…..!
    Kathryn

  2. Hi Kathryn, time is the key and we can only work within our own comfort zone. However, just taking the time to be exposed to Linda’s webinar starts the thought processes on what we can pershaps model within our own classroom. Thanks for supporting the webinar.

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