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Blogging to Create a Community of Writers #1: Setting Up the Blog

For Teachers 6th
Writer's workshop is an idea that's been around for years. Students write, read, and comment on each others writing in an authentic and thoughtful way. Here is a 21st century twist, 6th graders will use the class blog to create a...
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Blogging to Create a Community of Writers: Lesson 2 of 6

For Teachers 6th
Using this lesson plan on blogs, you can lead your class through the process of setting up a blog, writing a blog entry, editing their work, and more. There is a link to the blog site used, and attachments of blog entries.
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Blogging To Create A Community of Writers #8

For Teachers 6th
A well-designed, up-to-date lesson on blogging awaits your 6th graders. They create a persuasive podcast. Next, they listen to effective and ineffective podcasts, and discuss "what works" in a podcast. They also watch a commercial from...
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Blogging to Create a Community of Writers #6: Writing a Review

For Teachers 6th
Looking for a good social media lesson for your class? Then, this lesson is for you! They study various written reviews, then must choose an item to review of their choice. They can choose from: a book, restaurant, CD/musical...
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EduBlog Science: A Blog Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Collaborate with another class to work on a project with peers using Edublogs.com. These activities promote autonomy, choice, and collaboration as students research and write about their chosen science topic. By communicating via blog...
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Blogging To Create A Community of Writers # 5 of 7

For Teachers 6th
Here is lesson 5 from a 7 lesson unit on using blogging to create a community of writers. The aim of this lesson is to get students writing about what Archaeologists do and how they use material data to study the past. They compose a...
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Blog Your Truth

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore communication by participating in a digital journalism activity. In this aboriginal research lesson, students view a sample blog on the Internet and identify the techniques behind blogging and Internet journalism...
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Blogging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fun, modern twist on journaling! Instead of responding to prompts in their composition notebook, writers use the Internet to complete blog entries. A sample blog (with prompts) is shown here, and writers are assessed on conventions and...
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Digital Citizenship and Blogging

For Students 6th - 12th
Encourage positive digital citizenship and healthy blogging habits with a one-page infographic designed to showcase eight pertinent aspects of blogging—netiquette, content curation, copyright, and more! 
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Do You Have a Blog?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ask learners about their personal writing habits, such as whether they keep a journal or a blog, or if they'd ever want to. Though this is not a fully developed lesson, you can use this article and question to provoke discussion and...
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Responding to a Blog About a Class Novel

For Teachers 5th - 6th
This is a motivating way to practice writing skills. Learners practice writing using a prompt on a blog and then comment on other people's responses.
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Blogging to Create a Community of Writers

For Teachers 6th
One of the keys for successful teaching is connecting curriculum to real-life experiences. This lesson on blogging does this, by making writing, revising, and publishing a reality. Pupils create a character for a story, write about their...
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Blogging

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Blogging has become a huge hit for everyone, from young kids to businesses. Check out this 30-second video for important tips on blogging.
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Blogs

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The blogosphere may be overwhelmed with content, but there's still room for unique points of view. Creating a blog that stands out, however, is the bigger challenge. A handout on blogs, part of a series of handouts on specific writing...
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Spanish III: Journal Using a Blog

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this Spanish blogging lesson, language learners make four weekly posts on an Internet blog. Written in Spanish (or any target language) these entries can be in response to a topic generated by the teacher or the writer. A detailed...
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Getting Well

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Scholars share ideas about health topics relevant to teens. They read posts on Well, the Times health blog, and produce their own health blog featuring teen health issues. In addition, they read and discuss the article "Well: A Times...
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How Often Do You Interact with People of Another Race or Ethnicity?

For Students 7th - 12th
Is interacting with people from different backgrounds part of a well-rounded education? A big question awaits young readers as they explore two New York Times articles that discuss modern-day segregation, population statistics, and...
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All the News That's Fit to Blog

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students critique three Web logs, each of which offers first-hand accounts, but reflect different points-of-view, on the war in Iraq; students write a response to one of the entries and analyze what they learned about the war from the...
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Spanish Blog Lesson Plan

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Hone in on Spanish writing and comprehension skills by incorporating this blog-writing activity.Those in grades 11 and higher will create a weekly blog post in Spanish using Movable Type. This practice helps to increase Spanish writing...
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Welcome to the Blogosphere

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Create a blog spot for your classroom and promote online discussions. There are several blogging websites listed here, and you can create one specific to each class or one collective site. Teach your learners how to post on the blog, and...
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Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?

For Students 9th - 12th
Have your class join a blog about whether or not eating meat is good for you. They'll read several passages regarding meat processing and consumption, then they post what they think. There are six critical-thinking prompts to help them...
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Using Blogs in a History Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students blog their way through history. In this historical perspectives activity, students use teacher-created blogs to log their impressions and opinions regarding the historical events they are studying. Steps are included for setting...
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Pandas, Flamingos and Blogs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use the computer to discover animals. For this animal lesson, students look at online webcams to view animals and write in a daily blog discussing what the animals are doing. They use either Pixie or PowerPoint to create an...
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Chapter 3: Writing Routine Business Correspondence: Memos, Faxes, E-Mails, and Blogs

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introduce and develop essential business writing protocol and skills with this excellent PowerPoint on business correspondence. It provides clear guidelines for each type of writing: memos, faxes, e-mails, instant messages, and blogs. It...

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