Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Blog - with a group of students

On Tuesdays and Thursdays I'll be writing with a group of students on the edublogs platform.  I thought it would be nice to begin a new blog with them to teach them how to manage a blog (many parts) and how to write a Slice of Life per the Two Writing Teachers blog that I've found so inspiring and supportive.  We had our first class Thursday, a whirlwind 60 minutes.  They looked at blogs, chose their titles and filled out information so I could create the blogs. We brainstormed ideas for the first post, which will be due next Tuesday, hard copy, so we can share and talk about comments first, then learn how to post.  They are so excited and I think a little bit disappointed that we all weren't up and publishing immediately.  If you have a class or even a few students that would like to interact and share with my group, I'd love it.  Let me know in the comments, or in the comments at my new blog, Writing Works.


  1. I love the new blog (the quote is awesome). Are you going to continue writing here also?

  2. Hi Deb, again, great post yesterday! Yes, I'm going to keep this blog; it means a lot to me! I'll do other kinds of writing on the other one with students.

  3. I visited your new blog - awesome. I love the way you've jumped in and just started blogging. I'm sure it will help students to imagine what they might do on their own blogs in time. I never thought of having students write the blog first, at home, and then just focus on learning how to post them on the blog. I think I might try that too for the first post on my students' new blogs (also through edublogs).
    Glad you'll still be posting here.


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