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  • Tony Parker 18 Aug 2013 10:07am () in Blogging with juniors

    Something I do is to each day give one child the camera and get them to take a wander around the school to photograph something interesting. We then upload it onto the blog and I let the child write to the photo as their writing for that day. Doesn't take much of my time and we fix up the children's "typing" errors together. I also put my writing of the day up on our blog and get the child to illustrate it using paint. These are 5 year olds and I think we have be realistic about what they can and can't do technologically. The focus as always should be on the learning that went on behind the finished product.

    Our blog http://room03writing.blogspot.co.nz/

  • Tony Parker 04 Sep 2012 9:19am () in Blogging 101 | An Enabling e-Learning event

    One way we at our school have for getting others to look at and comment on our Blogs is to have other classes look at our blog and comment. To enable this I have links to all our class blogs on our intranet. Classes use their ICT suite time for this or as a reading activity. This also leads to some learning on what makes a good blog comment and the etiquette around commenting.

    Another thing I do is to have a little form that goes home with the child who has added a post to our blog. It just tells their parents that they have made a post on our blog and invites the parents to have a look.