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Teaching With Blogs

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Teaching With Blogs

Grades 6 – 12

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English

Strategy Guide Series Teaching with Technology

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Sonja W.

May 19, 2018

I've never tried blogging. Has anyone used blogging to teach students with special needs? If so, how?


Renee Golding

March 12, 2018

Blogging is a totally new experience for me as a teacher dealing with 21st century learning. I have definitely gain some incite of using blogging within my classroom. I can allow students to use blogging as way of summarizing their in ideas and opinions. I have never this strategy with the classroom but i am now to to consider implementing it within my classroom as a new way to conveying the lesson to my students.


Edie Brown

July 05, 2014

I have not used these specific techniques, but have done something similar. One of my biggest challenges was to create a robust conversation, as opposed to a 1-sentence chat. I look forward to incorporating some of the strategies that were suggestedl


Brian Stewart

May 24, 2014

Great to see that there is a strategy guide for this type of writing! If you say "journals" or "essays" to students, they often cringe. Blogs are new and cool, and give students a great way to develop their writing.


Kay McGriff

February 12, 2010

I have been blogging with my students on Edublogs. It has been a good resource for me in how to set up and introduce my students to blogging. I did becomes a Support (~15/month) so I could have more control over my students' blogs, but it is still possible to set up a free blog account for each student as well as a class blog.



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