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57 Wonderful Student Blogs to Share with Your Class

57 Wonderful Student Blogs to Share with Your Class | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

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This is a handy post. I plan on introducing student blogging to my new year 7 class and showing them examples is a great way to let them see just what is possible.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 2, 2014 10:27 AM

For a bit of inspiration take a look at a few of these student blogs. It really is amazing what students can do when they are set loose with writing tools. "Blogging is  a great learning venue for students; it does not only help them develop their literacy skills and hone in their  academic competencies but also provides them with a collaborative environment where they can exercise and grow their emotional, intellectual, and social intelligence."

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:02 AM


Carol Mortensen's comment, April 11, 2014 12:48 AM
awesome way to use a classroom website!
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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.


In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:


- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.


- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.


- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.


- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.


- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.


- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.


- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.


- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

A summary of the 'wish list' for future learning. Many of the items here we can begin working on straightaway.

Laércio Bento's curator insight, January 1, 2014 4:54 PM

Por muitas razões, uma postura de maior envolvimento, compartilhamento, comprometimento e autonomia, faz todo sentido para tornar o ensino mais efetivo e atraente.


María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 2014 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.


We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week

Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
. . Read, think, learn and share over Social Media… Security is everyone's responsibility! We are ALL responsible for the Internet's future! . ===> "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only t...


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Zeeshan Ahmad's comment, September 16, 2016 7:29 AM
6 Tips for Becoming a Successful Blogger

Being a Blogger is easy, all your need to do is start a new Blog and start writing. Simple is int it? But have you ever thought what it takes to become a successful Blogger? How Bloggers make thousands of dollars every month? Well, answer is dedication, passion and most important they are serious about Blogging.

Lots of people try to earn money online but very few gets success. One of the best ways of earning online is blogging. Blogging is one of the best career opportunity these days. Blogging needs lots of hard work, research and long working hours. But one thing came into my mind can everyone get success in Blogging? If yes, why still many bloggers fail and give up their Blogging. Why many blogs get into parked page after a year and many people, don’t even bother renewing their Blog? The answer is the lack of passion and motivation.

1. You have writing skills:-

If you have great writing skills, you can become a successful blogger. Writing is the basic skill for becoming a blogger. Your blog readership will depend on how good your writing skills are. When I’m talking about writing, it doesn’t mean writing like an expert, but write like an individual. You are not writing for a book or a newspaper, as they are different. See the editorial page of a newspaper or a magazine, and that’s the exact kind of writing which I’m talking about.

How to write article for your readers
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Ten tip to improve your writing skills
2. You are disciplined:-

Although every work or profession needs to be disciplined but a blogger should be more disciplined. A blogger should work according to a time-table. It should divide into writing posts, commenting on other blogs and social networking promotion. If you want loyal readers, then you have to post regularly on your blog. If you do not blog regularly, then you will lose your readers.

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Top productive tips for Bloggers
3. You are willing to learn:-

A blogger should always be ready to learn. I m still a learner. I read a lot of other blogs to gain more knowledge. Mostly bloggers share their experiences so that others can learn from them. So do spend some time to read other blogs so that you can increase your knowledge. I’m sure you are one of those who are willing to learn, and that’s why you are here. But even you achieve few goals and get initial success, don’t quit reading. Reading is an essential requirement which will help you to stay updated with the latest information.
4. You are good communicator:-

You can become a successful blogger if you are a good communicator. Some people think that a blogger’s work is over after writing the article. But they are wrong. The main work starts after the completion of the article. A blogger needs to promote that article on social networking sites and then he should also reply to all the comments he got on his article. You need a good communication skills for this. So improve your communication skills if you want to become a successful blogger.
5. You are willing to work hard:-

We have discussed earlier that hard work is the basis for becoming the successful blogger. A blogger has to work day and night to find new ideas and then he has to active on all the social networking sites to promote his blog. You don’t have to stress yourself with too much of work, rather use your time smartly and delegate time-consuming work to your virtual staff.
6. You are a creative person:-

It’s not necessary that every blogger should be a creative person, but it’s certainly an advantage for you. Creativity is one the most important part of writing. Creative articles always attract the attention of readers. It helps you to stand out from the rest.
Bonus: 7) You don’t make stupid mistakes:

Excuse me for my word, but I know as a newbie Blogger, we all make mistakes, and we learn from it. But the real deal is instead of making mistakes, learn from mistakes made by others which will help you to avoid those silly mistakes. Here are few articles, which will guide you few of the stupid mistakes a newBie blogger makes:

Top 21 Blogging mistake that can ruin your Blog
Five mistakes to avoid to become a successful Blogger
Eight things I wish I knew before I started Blogging

These are the qualities you should have if you want to become a blogger. As I said earlier anyone can become a blogger if he have these qualities. Please do add your thoughts in the comments section.
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Alba Martinez Gonzalez's curator insight, November 24, 2016 6:00 PM
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The Basics of Blended Learning

The Basics of Blended Learning | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

a graphic overview of just what it is that makes blended learning work.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 2, 2014 3:11 AM

Dat gemengde leren heeft voorlopig de toekomst, toch?

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 2, 2014 6:42 AM

Basics Blended learning

Plan3t_t3ch's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:21 PM

Great video

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

A handy flow chart on the inquiry process. 

Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:11 AM

A very helpful resource

TWCLibrary's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:21 PM

Good visual diagram on the inquiry process

Davila Annette's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:58 PM

So simple and useful/  Thanks!