In Week 2 of our "Blasting into the Blogosphere" course, we will explore some blogs created and maintained by educators of all types. Thus, your first order of business this week is to check out the following blogs.
- Mrs. Kriese's 7th ELA Class Blog - This teacher down in Austin, TX uses EduBlogs as her blogging platform.
- Mathy Cathy's Blog - Middle school math teacher from Austin, TX shares a glimpse of her math class.
- Mrs. Corey's Class - This teacher uses KidBlog to share her students' blogs.
- Second Grade Snapshots - A second-grade teacher here in Aledo ISD uses her blog to provide snapshots of her classroom.
- Oh What Fun in First Grade - A first-grade teacher in Mesquite ISD shares what life is like in her first-grade classroom.
- Check out how each of these teachers from Godley, TX use a class blog to share content and post assignments.
- Mr. Gonzalez's Chemistry Class
- Mr. Long's Biology Blog
- Mrs. Moulden's English II Honors
- U.S. History with Ms. Chaplin
- Coach Quisenberry's Algebra II
- Continuously Learning in the Library - A librarian in a neighboring district, Weatherford ISD, uses her blog to share events happening in her library.
- Technically Teamann: Love, Learn, Lead - An assistant principal's blog about her leadership journey in Wylie, TX.
- Principal J - Jessica Johnson is an elementary school principal in Wisconsin.
- All Things Education - A middle school principal in Missouri who uses his blog as a reflection tool and a means to inspire educators.
- Grovercrest Grizzlies' MMM - A principal's blog to communicate with his staff.
- Bridge Point Elementary Technology Department - This school showcases technology integration throughout their school via their blog.
After perusing the blogs, choose ONE blog that inspires you the most and answer these 5 questions in a blog post this week. Please be sure to include a link to the blog you are referencing.
For your second blog post this week, I would like you to share your favorite educational website. As you write your post, please provide a link to the website, give a brief synopsis about the site, and then share why it is your favorite educational website. Then, read other Blogosphere course participants blog posts, choose one blog post, and leave a comment/feedback for your fellow colleague.
Need more reasons to support your blogging habit, and yes, I hope it does become a habit, read these two articles: Why Teachers and Students Should Blog and How Blogging Transformed My Classes. How can I support you in your quest to blog this school year? Answer this question in the comment section at the bottom of this blog post.