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Old 07-25-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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OK-I am pretty pumped about my idea! I am going to start a Book Blog for my class. I found a website through Google that is FREE! They give you a blog page that can have up to 100 authors!

I am thinking it will be safe because you can limit who has access to the blog and who can make comments. So, I plan on only allowing students to be authors and make comments.

My goal is to have the students blog about the books they are reading. I will do mini-lessons on the blog format (book reviews, trivia questions, summaries, comparisons/connection to similar books, etc.) Then, once they have posted their blog, other students will read it and make comments. I think they would LOVE this because it involves technology!!!

This will be an alternative to a reading log-which my students have hated in the past. How fun would this be???

I'm going to read aloud a book the first week of school. Gather all needed info during week one/two. Do a mini-lesson, then require their first post on the blog. They must each comment on the read aloud book. Then, when they start reading their individual books, they can begin their blogs.

Has anyone ever done this before? How did you do it? Was it successful? I'm already thinking of problems that may arise...

1. Parents won't allow them to go on internet.
Solution: They can write a blog and turn it in to me. I will post it in the classroom.

Sorry so long-I am just too excited! I am a DORK!


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I LOVE this idea! My students are going to think this ROCKS! Awesome Idea - Thanks
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I just made mine!
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It is really easy and seems safe since only the authors I pick can view and post. Great!
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I saw a poster put on Edmodo the other day. I really like it! I just thought I share another site. Your idea with students that can't get on the Internet is super! Thanks for the wonderful idea!


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Thanks for the Edmodo site. I was looking for a blog that was designed for teachers/students. This seems perfect. I think I will sign up for this one too. I'll play with both of them and see which one I like better. Thanks for sharing.
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What an awesome idea! I want to try this too!
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LOVE this idea...thanks for sharing!!!
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