Today I received the last parent permission form! All of my students have permission to take part in our classroom blog. (Insert happy dance!!) I am thrilled that all my parents are onboard with having their child participate in blogging. My grade two’s are so excited about blogging and learning more about it.
Today I put Ms. Cassidy’s blog on the Smartboard so we could explore what a classroom blog can look like. We read some of the posts on their classroom blog page and then explored some of student’s learning pages. As a class we also started to talk about what a digital footprint was and why it is important to have a positive digital footprint. I am going to continue to teach lessons about creating a positive digital footprint because it is important for children to know that what they put on the internet stays on the internet.
Next I opened our classroom blog on the Smartboard and as a class we explored what pages I have added onto our blog so far. My students are really excited to choose what colour their learning page is going to be. After I turned my students attention to the about me section on their learning page. As a class we brainstormed what they could say for the about me page. I wrote their ideas on the Smartboard and we created some sentence starters to help them create their first post. To make it easier for my students I had them write their ideas down in their journals. Tomorrow I am going to have my student’s type out their entry onto their learning blog page. (I hope it goes smoothly tomorrow!)
This week I also want to:
*Have my students create art work for the top of their learning page pictures.
*Create an avatar for their page.
*Create a post or two as a class to add to our classroom blog page.
*Send out a letter to parents explaining a little bit more about our classroom blog and provide them with the link so they can check it out!
Have a look at our classroom blog and see how it evolves over the week!