I want my students to be connected writers AND I also want them to be connected readers. This week, we'll start doing some online reading. As a shared experience, I want to spend time with students reading blogs and understanding the whole genre of blogging. I want them to see a variety of blogs, to see what is possible, to learn about commenting, etc. So, I put out a request on Twitter, asking for classroom blogs that my class might follow. I got a great list from teachers everywhere. I also found some great blogs by kids and/or for kids that I'll add to the collection. I am trying to keep a list for now as I know we'll find some we revisit more often. Many are just getting started as it is the beginning of the year. Others are older and haven't had new postings for a while. But all of the blogs on this list will help students begin to see the possibilities in blogging. This week will be about immersing ourselves in blogs and what they are about. It will be about seeing the possibilities open up as we learn from and with people all over the world.
This is the list of blogs I have so far. Thanks to everyone for sharing their blogs with me on Twitter. If you have a classroom blog or student blog you'd like to add, just leave it in the comments. I had a great time pulling this list together--so much to learn from each blog that I visited!
THE SHINY RED APPLE (4th Grade)
ANNA'S AMAZING LEARNERS (5 year olds in New Zealand)