International Dot Day: Get Involved!
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by Kathleen Morris, Sue Waters
11M ago
International Dot Day is coming up on, around, or during the week of September 15-ish. Every year, millions of students and educators connect on International Dot Day to celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration. Getting involved in International Dot Day is easy. It is free, flexible, and open to any classes from all around the world. This ultimate guide to International Dot Day explains exactly what it is and how to participate. We’ve put together lots of examples from the educational blogging community and invite you to leave your own ideas in a comment. About International Dot ..read more
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School Library Websites: Essential Features And Examples
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by Kathleen Morris
2y ago
School libraries come in all shapes and sizes. Whatever the library at your school looks like, a high quality website or blog is crucial. With a little creativity and a few essential ingredients, you can build an exciting and engaging library website that pushes students to excel in their education. After all, studies have consistently shown that school libraries play a significant role in academic success. In this article, we’ll explain why your website is a key part of your school library experience. Then we’ll discuss 5 essential features you should include when creating or updating your sc ..read more
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How To Use Quotes In Your Blog Posts
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by Kathleen Morris
2y ago
How To Use Quotes In Your Blog Posts By Kathleen Morris If you’re active on social media or enjoy reading blogs, you’ll no doubt be aware of the popularity of quotes. There’s something about quotes that many people find inspiring, motivating, and shareworthy. Perhaps they’re a good pick-me-up when times get tough, or maybe they remind us of the deeper meaning behind our everyday routine. Sometimes quotes might offer a burst of insightful learning for the time poor. Whatever the case, quotes can be powerful. Why Weave Quotes Into Blog Posts? Here are six reasons why quotes might become a re ..read more
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Obtaining Permission To Blog With Students (With Example Forms And Guidelines)
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by Kathleen Morris
2y ago
Obtaining Permission To Blog With Students (With Example Forms And Guidelines) By Kathleen Morris So you’ve decided to start blogging with your students. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on an amazing learning journey. Your first step before introducing blogging into your classroom will be obtaining permission from your school and families. Ensuring you have the required permission is not only important from a legal perspective, but ensures all stakeholders are well informed and on board with your adventure. If you’re using the Edublogs platform, you can familiarize yourself with ou ..read more
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10 Classroom Blogging Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)
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by Kathleen Morris
2y ago
10 Classroom Blogging Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them) By Kathleen Morris When you’re an educator, one of your main priorities is finding ways to provide the best possible learning experiences for your students. As such, you may make the decision to start a classroom blog. This is a great idea! A blog is one of the most flexible and powerful tools you can use in your classroom. However, there are some common pitfalls that new and experienced bloggers alike sometimes overlook. We’re here to help. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of starting a classroom blog and explain how blogs are ..read more
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Best of the Student Blogging Challenge: 10 Prompts
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by Kathleen Morris
2y ago
10 Prompts: Best of the Student Blogging Challenge By Kathleen Morris Since 2008, the Student Blogging Challenge has run twice yearly, beginning every March and October. Thousands of students and teachers from around the world have participated to learn about publishing online while connecting with a global audience. The 25th Student Blogging Challenge was scheduled to begin in October, however, 2020 has proved to be a year like no other. Due to the pandemic and subsequent changes happening in education throughout the world, the Student Blogging Challenge is on pause for now. But don’t des ..read more
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Let’s Celebrate 15 Years Of Edublogs!
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by Ronnie Burt
3y ago
It is nearly impossible to believe, but this week we turn FIFTEEN!!! Millions of blogs, websites, and digital portfolios later, we’re still growing and getting better. Most of all, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of our users, readers, and everyone we’ve been able to learn alongside over the past decade and a half. We look forward to many more years together! Thank you, thank you, thank you ..read more
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Thoughts For Parents And Educators On School Reopening
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by Ronnie Burt
3y ago
Thoughts For Parents And Educators On School Reopening By Ronnie Burt For those of us in the northern hemisphere, we will be starting our next school year in the coming weeks and months. Depending on where you live, there will be really difficult decisions made about how school will proceed during the current pandemic the world is facing.  Will school be all online? If so, will it be better than the online experience most of us had back in March and April? Will we try some sort of hybrid approach with smaller class sizes where remote and on campus learning is alternated? How will that ..read more
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150 Student Writing Prompts For Blogs, Digital Portfolios, Or Websites
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by Kathleen Morris
3y ago
150 Student Writing Prompts For Blogs, Digital Portfolios, Or Websites By Kathleen Morris If your students have their own blog, digital portfolio, or website, you may have found that their enthusiasm for writing was initially high. Students typically can’t wait to unleash their creativity and publish on their own online space, often for an authentic audience. Sometimes when the initial excitement wears off, students start facing “bloggers’ block” or get in a rut of writing the same style of post over and over. Our interesting collecting of writing prompts will help your students maintain m ..read more
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Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios
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by Kathleen Morris
3y ago
First published in October 2017. Updated June 2020. More and more educators are discovering the importance of having their students build some form of digital presence. A place to capture, share, reflect on, and showcase learning and achievements. Blogging is an excellent way for students to create their own online space, but what do you call this? Simply a student blog? Digital portfolio? ePortfolio? Learning showcase? Blogfolio? Portfolio This post explores a range of approaches to student blogs and digital portfolios to help you get started on your own journey. If you’d like to take a de ..read more
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