So you're ready to create a class blog, but your unsure of a few things. What age is a good age to blog on your class website? What should your students blog about? How can I tie my blog into my content?
Here are some great classroom blog ideas that I've used in the past!
Blog for Opinion
Just completed a lab, lesson or project? Give students the prompt to write what they liked the best, one thing they would change and the part of the assignment they liked the least. What a great way to get easy insight to develop better lesson plans than to poll your audience! Set a time limit depending on grade level and typing speed of your students.
Blog for Hypothesis
Teaching science? Here's a great way to find out what your students are thinking BEFORE they experiment! Give them a starter or format if your students are in elementary.
Looking for a fun, easy formative assessment? Make your question a blog post. Your question can be used as a starter, exit ticket or a check in the middle of a lesson! Set a time limit for student answers. Project answers on the board that are correct and talk about the correct answers with your class.
Would you travel to another planet if that meant you couldn't come back to Earth? If you were George Washington, would you have waited until morning to cross the Delaware? Write a mouth watering dig your teeth into it discussion question that kids can't wait to write the answer! Put parameters such as one paragraph or 3 to 5 sentences for an answer.
Click the picture below to see my classroom blog from 6th and 7th grade!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.