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What Comes First, the Writing or the Blogging?

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The Problem In a previous district, I got my hand slapped for encouraging third graders to blog (using Kidblog, which was free at the time). The given rationale behind the hand slapping was something to the effect of, “These kids have trouble writing, and you want them to blog?!?” So, what comes first, the writing […]

Blogging: Teaching Students How to Quality Comment

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After co-presenting on blogging at EdcampNYCand then bloggingabout the significance of student work being made public, I have heard lots of conversation and questions regarding how to teach students to comment on each other’s blog posts. In this area, one of the resources that has guided me is the work of Silvia Tolisano. Nonetheless…The last […]

Why Write for Your Teacher When You Can Publish for the World?

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Last weekend at EdcampNYC, Starr Sackstein (@mssackstein), Tony Sinanis (@TonySinanis), and I facilitated a conversation on blogging and branding. This was the first time I had run a session with either of them, and it was an absolute blast! Making my work public is something about which I am passionate. Also, I strongly support students […]

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