Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blogging in Classrooms Gains National Momentum!

ASCD Smart Brief highlights Passage Middle School In Newport News, Virginia for their school wide use of blogging. We are also following suit in Maine. Please read the article and then post a comment to let us know how your school compares.

Virginia middle school to use student blogs as teaching tool
Passage Middle School in Newport News, Va., will be maintaining class-related blogs written by students and teachers in every classroom. Principal Kipp Rogers hopes the blogs help educators assess student writing assignments. The blogs will be created with Edublog software, which includes content filters. Teachers will view every entry before it is posted and will control who is able to view the blogs. Daily Press (Newport News/Hampton, Va.) (8/24)

If you are thinking about blogging with your students, here is a link to a rubric that I think is excellent.


Mrs. DeRaps said...

I love this rubric! I can totally use it with my kiddos. See you soon!

D.Bassett said...

Glad you liked it. I am thinking if we make the language a little simpler we can use it 3-12. Looking forward to working with you again, Darlene