Blogs at SMMA:

SMMA Class of 2019
SMMA Class of 2020
Blogging in 3D
Mrs. Cog's 7th Grade Blog -
Mrs. Cog's 8th Grade Blog -

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Blogging Resources

A Bit About Blogging by Lyn Hilt; Validation of the importance of blogging in education with helpful resources for getting started

5 Reasons Why Your Students Should Blog - All good points, but my favorite is #5 "Developing a Positive Digital Footprint"

Comments4Kids: Bringing Authenticity to Blogging - fantastic resource for writing posts and comments

Blogging with Your Students - resources to help make class blogs fun, exciting, and relevant

Online Safety and Blog Guidelines - Page from 'Kids with a View' blog. Lots of helpful resources including videos and games demonstrating online safety.

Student Blogging Guidelines - Page from 'Always Learning' blog.

What is a Blog - Brief video explaining the different components of a blog.

How to Compose a Quality Comment - 2 brief videos about comments: Keep them relevant, positive, and use good grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Ms. Cassidy's Class Blog - A Class of Six Year Olds Inviting the World into Their Classroom

Why Students Blog? - from Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension by Pernille Ripp


Weebly - Do-It-Yourself Website Builder. Easily Create Your Own Site, Blog, or Store. Start Now, It's Free!

WordPress - a web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

KidBlog - designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions

Blogger - Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

Edublogs - "The world's most popular education blogging service." - according to their site

Google Sites - a free and easy way to create and share webpages

A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms from Free Technology for Teachers

Here are some suggestions on for creating good comments for each other. The richer the comments, the more likely it is that someone will answer you back. You can begin your comment by writing and explaining:

  • This made me think about…….

  • I wonder why…….

  • Your writing made me form an opinion about…….

  • This post is relevant because…….

  • Your writing made me think that we should…….

  • I wish I understood why…….

  • This is important because…….

  • Another thing to consider is…….

  • I can relate to this…….

  • This makes me think of…….

  • I discovered…….

  • I don’t understand…….

  • I was reminded that…….

  • I found myself wondering…….

(adapted from Excellence and Imagination)

Androidify - Create and name your very own Android avatar

15 Safe AVATAR Creators - Use avatars instead of your real pictures on social media, blogs, etc., and remember to NEVER give out personal info without your parent's permission.

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