This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided to have them blog weekly.
One Assignment, Many Objectives
After giving students some practice and solidifying my ideas by talking to a colleague and past student, I developed this assignment. I tried to ensure that the assignment would:
Address multiple Common Core standardsHold students accountable while minimizing stressBe structured enough to provide clarity while giving freedom to experimentBe varied enough to keep students engagedGet students to write for multiple purposes
In the wake of the revelations that Jonah Lehrer is a serial self-plagiarist, Josh Levin declares that if you're an "ideas man", you shouldn't be a blogger. Discover the basics of blogging while linking to other articles.
Social media has changed the way we communicate with brands and individuals and impacted how we digest information. Because social media networks are free and accessible worldwide, it’s easy for anyone to post content – good or bad.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:
Are you teaching your students to use social media well?
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
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Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.