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"Boost Your Blog" Challenge No. 1 Winner




Purpose of the "Boost Your Blog" blogging challenge:
  • Provides fun bi-weekly supportive staff development activities to Johnson Elementary teachers to continue learning and interacting with their new blogs
  • Spotlights different teachers' blogs to showcase great blogging while giving other teachers examples of how blogs can be used to support teaching.

Polen's Pupils Blog Info:
Students & Parents can have online access to the weekly classroom assignments
Value: Home-School connection Online hub for assignments for students Current Value: Students are following this blog
Future Value: Parents will see the purpose in following this class blog.


Johnson Elementary Blogs of the Week
Congratulations to ALL Johnson Teachers for beginning this challenge with blogging.

Spotlighted Teachers
Hickenbottom, Jiampa, Robinson, Mead

B1's Johnson Stem Blog (Hickenbottom)

Blog Info:
  • A very comprehensive blog with an array of resources for students and parents
  • View the daily reflections of the classroom activities & thinking of the teacher and students
  • View schedule for daily classroom assignments & school/community events
Value:

  • Home-School connection
  • Online hub for assignments
  • Online hub for links to academic resources and calendar of events
Current Value:
Students are currently following this blog

Future Value: Parents will see the purpose in following this class blog


Blog Info:
  • View photos of Family Friday - Parents were involved with their children's classroom science lesson
  • View video clip of a student discussing his learning
  • View student engagement during a science lesson
  • View photos of student work
  • View embedded a thinking map document using the Web 2.0 tool Scribd - http://www.scribd.com/
Value:
  • Home-School Connection Family Academic Involvement
  • Videos of student thinking a students and this helps them to become more engaged
Current Value: Students are currently following this blog

Future Value: Parents will see the purpose in following this class blog



Blog Info:
  • View an embedded online picture book which is perfect for beginning readers Web 2.0 tool used to embed this book was issuu - http://issuu.com/
  • View a venue for reinforcing vocabulary with the "Picture of the Day"
Value: Home-School Connection Academic support in reading

Future Value: Students & Parents will see the purpose in following this class blog



Blog Info: Outrageous Ooze! - Read project description regarding Room 3's MSAP Project.

Value:

  • Documenting science lessons and/or projects in the classroom
  • Online Portfolio of the Room 3's MSAP Project
Future Value: Students & Parents will see the purpose in following this class blog

4 comments:

  1. Great job Ms. Polen! You did a great job spreading the word of your blog!!

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  2. Thank you Ms. Matthews for setting up the blog challenges. They were fun and I learned a lot.

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