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Safe Blogging for Elementary and Middle School Students

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November 8, 2010

 
8:30-11:00 AM (middle school)
1:00-3:30 PM (elementary school)

 

 

Presented by Technology Resource Teachers:

Amy Boehman-Pollitt = amy.pollitt@fcps.org
Aimee Martin = aimee.martin@fcps.org

Description:

Kidblog.org is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs. In this session, teachers will learn how to set-up a secure classroom blog on kidblog.org, which is specifically created for elementary and middle school students. Participants will learn how to:

· set the privacy settings on their blog so that only class members may view or create comments and posts.

· add new users and set their roles

· create classes within student accounts for easy organization

· approve student comments and posts

· create a private teacher comment on a student post (ideal for paperless grading)

· embed widget code into posts (video, web 2.0 sites)

· maintain complete privacy over teacher and student blogs

Login:

Please login to the network with the username and password located on your computer screen.

Training Resources:

Agenda:

  • Introduction and overview
  • What is blogging? 
  • Nuts and Bolts: safety considerations, blogging guidelines, permission slips
  • Example blogs
  • Quick Poll: Who is blogging?: comment on a post
  • Kidblog.org direct instruction
  • Kidblog.org reflection: create your own post
  • Create your kidblog.org account
  • Advanced Features:
    • Bulk upload
    • Create and manage classes
    • Embedding HTML widgets
  • Blog Assessment: Rubric Makers

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