01. Why Blog?

What is a BLOG?

  • Blogs (an animated video on Brain Pop - geared toward students from Grade 3-8+ - No registration required)
  • Blogs (an animated video on Brain Pop Jr geared toward students from K-3 - requires registration for a free trial)
  • Blogs in Plain English ( a Common Craft Video) - A short introduction to Blogs - How they work and why they matter

Purpose: Why Blog? (Think "Pink"* - Follow the M.A.P.)

*refers to Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink, 2009

Reasons to blog

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  • Communicate with families
  • Kids learn appropriate social media skills
  • Have students experience success by using different tools (recording audio vs writing)
  • Motivates students, especially reluctant writers
  • Provides an authentic audience
  • Vehicle for sending home links to online activities
  • Metacognition
  • Read this blog post for more ideas