Thursday, July 15, 2010

Building Blogs of English

Presenter: Jerry Moore

Date: August 18, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Carolina Forest High Lab C101

Description of Session: Blogs are easy-to-use, interactive sites that students can use to interact with others through writing and multimedia productions. In this session, teachers will learn about opportunities to integrate engaging Blogger sites into their curricula. They will take a guided tour through the process of creating blogs and discuss how to implement them in the classroom. Teachers will discuss specific strategies for using blogs to support and enhance the teaching of literature, research, and the writing process.

Handouts: Teachers will receive detailed how-to instructions for setting up and maintaining blogs, as well as sample assignments and rubrics for specific blog-based projects.

Student Samples/End Products:
I-Search Blog Samples
Multimedia Perspective Blog Samples

Blogger Walkthrough
Embedding Walkthrough (for Blogger and Edmodo)
I-Search Project Description with Rubric and Schedule
Multimedia Character Perspective Blog Project Description
Multimedia Character Perspective Blog Prompts

Links to Additional Ideas:
Ways to Use Blogs in Your Classroom
Great Ways to Use Blogs in the Classroom


Gretchen,  August 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

I can't wait to use blogger in my classroom! What a great way to engage students into thoughtful discussions. Thanks so much!

Mr. Solomon August 12, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

Thank you for such a wonderful session and such valuable information.

Debbie Long,  August 12, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

Thank you for the great information.

Anonymous,  August 12, 2010 at 2:54 PM  

great ideas, took the edge off of the unknown. Thanks, "T" Glenn

Anonymous,  August 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM  

I really want to use this and maybe have the students post from different points of view.

Al Wendler,  August 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

Wonderful job! I want you to help me back at school to get set up in class to use this with my students!

Anonymous,  August 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

I like the idea of using a blog to have students respond to literature. This site seems to be user friendly.

Anonymous,  August 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

As always, Jerry, such an informative, fun session! I will definitely use this with my students. Thanks so much!

Mrs. D.Tyler August 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

Thanks for your help in setting up a blog. I am looking forward to using this with my students!

Vencie Maxey,  August 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

Thanks for the the great ideas. I look forward to trying them out this year.

Rob,  August 12, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

Thank you Jerry. You're the best.

Jason Capuzzi August 12, 2010 at 3:06 PM  

Pretty cool! Thanks for the session! Seems like this could be a good way to have students respond to literature and comment on the responses of others from home or in class. I find that students in my bigger classes are reluctant to share verbally with the group. Perhaps this will alleviate some of the stresses they experience in that setting. We will see.

Andrea McKelvey,  August 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

As always, a great job Jerry! Hope to do some blogging with my students this year.

JDeBock,  August 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

Way to go Jerry! The DeBocks really learned all about the world of blogging from you! you are quite the tech savvy superhero!

Nancy Hopkins,  August 13, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

Thanks for sharing your expertise on blogging...this is something I want to do this year...I left your session with so many ideas that I can use immediately!

Mrs. Shaw August 18, 2011 at 9:51 AM  

This was very helpful. I'm glad I chose this session. I am already thinking of ways to use blogger this year, especially with research.

Anonymous,  August 18, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

Lots of great ideas. Can't wait to start blogging with my class!

Mr. Pate August 18, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

Great session. I think you would be a great presenter at our TLC conference. For more information go to

Cindy Pate August 18, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

I enjoyed this professional development session.

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