The topic of tonight’s #PBLChat (9PM Eastern) is near and dear to my heart: blogging. I do love to blog. I love my classroom blog. I love this blog. I love blogging with students. (I even love my top-secret blog about teaching poetry.) It’s just such a powerful learning experience. Here’s why:
- Blogging encourages reflection.
- Blogging gives you an audience and a network with which to connect.
- Blogging provides much needed social media practice, allowing for the development of a positive digital footprint. This is especially true for students.
Unfortunately, I have to miss tonight’s chat. So, I wanted to share some of my favorite blogging resources here so that I can send just one tweet to all my #PBLChat friends, instead of 20.
Blogging is something I highly recommend to teachers everywhere I go. Whether you’re new to blogging or an expert, hopefully you’ll find some value here…
- A recording of my presentation for the Google Education on Air conference, I Think, Therefore I Blog.
- The e-book I created to accompany that presentation.
- Engaging Ed Radio episode #3, featuring special guest Lisa Dabbs, in which she speaks passionately about the power of blogging.
- Blog post for those of you looking to restart/revamp your blog: The Annual Blog Makeover.
- Our post about Kidblog, a great platform for student blogging.
- My Diigo bookmarks on blogging with students.
- A site dedicated to helping students receive comments on their blogs, Comments 4 Kids.
- Student blogging examples for persuasive writing and social justice and current events.
No matter where you are in the blogging process, we’d love to hear from you. Get at us on twitter, facebook, or on this here blog. We’re always happy to help teachers. (Speaking of helping, be sure to maximize the power of the Engaging Ed blog by subscribing today!)