Blogs - What Free Internet Blogs Would You Recommend?

Hello,

I am currently participating in a social networking study group. Our first assignment in this group is to explore "free" internet blogs. What blogs would you recommend for elementary as well as middle school/high school students? What kinds of curriculum integration activities have you done with a blog?

Thanks for your help.

Sue Johnson

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Comment by Elena on October 29, 2010 at 11:09am
HI Sue,

I'm using kidblog.org for my intermediate students. We are using it presently for a creative writing project. I recommend this one because first of all it is free and secondly I'm the administrator so I can put controls on the operation of the blog. Also it is easy to upload students and put them in classes or groups. Administratively this can be a pain but well worth the trouble to ensure on task behavior. Hope this helps.
Comment by Joanne Finnegan on October 29, 2010 at 11:44am
One of the fourth grade teachers in my district is using kidblog.org as well. The students absolutely love it! And, as Elena wrote, being able to control the blog is great to guide the students in the proper use of blogging tools. Right now they are just getting started so I'm not sure how it integrates with the curriculum.

Another teacher (grade 3-4) is using the blogging tool on our new School Fusion website. Yesterday, I watched her instruction the kids on how to post anonymously, and give the directions for how to access the blog, which is private for her classroom. The first blog post was about math so students were writing about math. Sorry, but I don't remember what the exact post was.
Comment by Amy Broomfield on October 31, 2010 at 8:04pm
I am in college and our teacher gave us an assignment on

www.edublogs.org

I know your kids are a bit younger, but it is a pretty basic site that allows anyone to create a basic blog. I hope this helps!

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