Don’t make blogging and global projects an add-on. Integrate your standards for mathematics, literacy and other subjects into projects. Linda Yollis & Kathleen Morris

Aligning with the Common Core Standards:
  • Writing: In conjunction with the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, “students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events”
  • Math: Guiding Principle 5 “An effective mathematics program builds upon and develops students’ literacy skills and knowledge. “Mathematics classrooms should incorporate a variety of written assignments ranging from math journals to formal written proofs
  • ELA: Guiding Principle 5 “An effective English language arts and literacy curriculum emphasizes writing arguments, explanatory/informative texts, and narratives”.
  • Mass. Science & Technology/Engineering Frameworks: Guiding Principle VI: “Students should be able to use reading, writing, and communication skills to enhance their understanding of scientific and technological/engineering text materials”.

ACTIVITY: Please visit the Blog Post: Blogging through the Curriculum and complete the activity listed.

Visual Writing Prompts - Geared for elementary students but worth a look. Compiled/Created by Suzy Brooks: Reading Skills & Strategies on Pinterest
Ideas for Student Blogging: by fourth grade teacher, Pernille Ripp

National Novel Writing Month: Annual writing project for students.

Blogging in the Science Classroom: A post on Science Education on the Edge chronically why this teacher decided to use Blogging as a way to assess.

Integrating Blogging into the Curriculum: by Kathleen Morris a teacher in Australia.

To Blog or Not to Blog: An article written by primary teacher, Henrietta Miller.

Blogging becomes the tool that makes technology integration across all the above areas of the curriculum possible and seamless.