2015 is the seventh year Miss Jordan has had a class blog and she’s seen so many benefits for her students.
Blogs are great because you can share work and achievements with a wide, authentic audience.
Instead of just the teacher seeing the students’ creations, all of the parents and students can view the work and leave comments. Having a blog helps to strengthen home-school partnerships and build a sense of classroom community.
In previous years, Miss Jordan (and her friend, Mrs Kathleen Morris) have noticed clear improvement with students’ skills in literacy, typing, ICT, social interactions, and geography through blogging.
Blogging provides the ideal opportunity for students to learn about appropriate online behaviours and get experience using 21st century technologies. * Look at the page on the tab up the top called Blog Guidelines to see how Miss Jordan approaches internet safety.
One of the most rewarding experiences from blogging is the global connections we make. We are able to communicate and even Skype with our blogging buddies from all over the world. Blogs flatten our classroom walls!