Teacher Review for Blogger

Blog with ease

Tammy L.
Technology coordinator
Central District #51
Washington, IL
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My Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students in my classroom use Blogger to reflect upon articles and video we watch in class. Students journal about the assigned article or video to share what they have learned and add personal experiences. We then post links to our blogs on Edmodo so other students in our class can read and comment on them. This provides students with a real audience.
My Take
With our Google 4 Education accounts, setting up and creating a blog is relatively simple. The price of "free" is inviting as well. Students enjoy applying new designs and take the writing seriously. It helps for them to know the teacher will not be the only one reading their blog. It does take a bit of playing around with the interface to find all of the options.