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Edublogs – education blogs for teachers, students and institutions

Edublogs – education blogs for teachers, students and institutions | Why Blog | Scoop.it

Edublogs is an easy blogging platform that you can use for a class blog. It has many features and is flexible in uses and appearance.

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Blog adventure worthwhile | Australian Teacher Magazine - No.1 national education sector publication

Blog adventure worthwhile | Australian Teacher Magazine - No.1 national education sector publication | Why Blog | Scoop.it

This is an article I wrote for Australian Teacher Magazine with tips and ideas for beginner class bloggers.

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Fabulous 5S » Talking About Our Self Portraits

Blogs can be used for student reflection on their work.

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Present work creatively - There are many different ways to display student work on a class blog that can be more interesting than just a slab of text.

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Testing in Schools (For Parents and friends) « The Blog Dogs

Testing in Schools (For Parents and friends) « The Blog Dogs | Why Blog | Scoop.it

This post shows how blogging opens up the classroom and involves parents and friends in student learning.

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Books are Better Than the Internet | The Super Blog of Awesomeness

Books are Better Than the Internet | The Super Blog of Awesomeness | Why Blog | Scoop.it

Blogs and comments can be used to provoke students. Check out the comments section of this blog post. Amelia was provoked by reader comments which led to her writing a lengthy and detailed response and giving her a large boost in confidence.

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Web 2.0 Tool of the Week

Web 2.0 Tool of the Week | Why Blog | Scoop.it

This blog has 'how to' guides for a number of the web 2.0 tools that I regularly use on my blog.

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Fabulous 5S » Pie Charts

Keep a camera handy to photograph your students' work as they finish. You can train up kids to do this and also to make the slideshows for you so it takes minimal time.

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Addition with Trading | The Super Blog of Awesomeness

Addition with Trading | The Super Blog of Awesomeness | Why Blog | Scoop.it

Use as a tool for students to demonstrate student knowledge. Resources can then be used later for revision.

Caitlyn, Tori and Gemma explain how to do addition using algorithms and MAB blocks.

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Home Time « The Blog Dogs

Home Time « The Blog Dogs | Why Blog | Scoop.it

Blog your excursion by using the wordpress app on your phone (if you have a smart phone). On this excursion, parents had been given notice that we would be blogging on the road and interacted by asking questions and commenting throughout the day.

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Solar Oven « The Blog Dogs

Encouragement - this post demonstrates the power of blogging to encourage students. Kaelan was over the moon to get a comment from someone involved in The New Inventors and it was a real turning point for him in 2010.

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Emily's Blog » Blog Archive » The scary night – a choose your own adventure story. Part 1.

Emily's Blog » Blog Archive » The scary night – a choose your own adventure story. Part 1. | Why Blog | Scoop.it

Inspire Ideas - This post on Emily's blog shows how students can gain ideas from reader feedback.

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