In this episode, I speak with a first-grade teacher who uses blogging in her 1st-grade classroom and her students are knocking it out of the park.
Feedback, Shoutouts, and Links
- Thanks for feedback:
- Lindsey James (@lindzmj) – Audio feedback about EdPuzzle (ep 60)
- iTunes: I listen to this podcast for specific takeaways I can use in my classroom that day or the next day. Podcasts in general are sometimes stressful for me because there is allot of “busy talk” and “chit chat”. I love how this podcast stays on topic, gets to the point, gets you information quick, and gives specific ideas. Love it!
- Jacob Dunn (@JacobDunn) – Twitter – I have learned many interesting ways to use tech in my class. You make it fun.Keep up the hard work.
- Sean Farnum (@MagicPantsJones) – Twitter – enjoyed the conversation I had with Jennifer Gonzalez!
- Special shout out to new listener Angela Cleveland (@AngelaClevelan1), School Councilor and Anti-Bullying Specialist from NJ. Met @ TCT16!
- Google Classroom
- VideoFX Live
Student blogging is a powerful addition to any classroom and at any grade level. Here are some benefits to students blogs:
- Blogging Exercises Student Creativity. One of the best benefits that come as a result of blogging is that it allows people to express and hone their creativity.
- Regular Writing Sharpens the Brain’s Performance.
- Promote Expression of Self.
- Blogging Boosts Confidence.
- Improve Communication Skills.
Student Blogging Resources:
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– Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. In her role as a classroom teacher, she used iPads 1:1 with her students to create engaging, differentiated learning experiences. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators, and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia and Channel One News. Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin, 2016)
Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-12 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need.
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