2012 is the fifth year Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris have had class blogs and they’ve seen so many benefits for their students.
Blogs are great because you can share work and achievements with a wide, authentic audience.
Instead of just the teacher seeing the students’ creations, all of the parents and students can view the work and leave comments. Having a blog helps to strengthen home-school partnerships and build a sense of classroom community.
In previous years, Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris have documented clear improvement with students’ skills in literacy, typing, ICT, social interactions, and geography through blogging.
Blogging provides the ideal opportunity for students to learn about appropriate online behaviours and get experience using 21st century technologies. * Look at the page on the tab up the top called Blog Guidelines to see how we approach internet safety.
One of the most rewarding experiences from blogging is the global connections we make. We are able to communicate and even Skype with our blogging buddies from all over the world. Blogs flatten our classroom walls!