An Epiphany: Student Commenting

Last week, I wondered how I could engage students in commenting on the class blog. Today, I decided to conduct an experiment. We had spent the day in the computer lab doing a variety of activities related to air masses, fronts, weather predictions, and storms. The students seemed to enjoy the activities, but I was… Continue reading An Epiphany: Student Commenting

Hey Readers, are you out there?

Lonely Reader by h.koppdelaney Our final challenge in the Kick Start Your Blog Teacher Challenge is all about finding and keeping readers. Here are a few things I think will help gain readers. Use a widget to automatically tweet your blog posts. I use Twitter Blog. If you don’t use Twitter, what are you waiting… Continue reading Hey Readers, are you out there?

A Widget Tour

When it comes to widgets, I am a minimalist. I like my blog to look clean, so I try to reflect that in my sidebar. The current theme I use has one right-hand side bar and a small menu at the bottom of the page. Here is what I include. Right Sidebar Search Bar –… Continue reading A Widget Tour

Exploring the nerve center of the blog

Challenge #6 for the Teacher Challenge involves embedding media. I thought I would share with you the unit I wrote for my gifted endorsement last year. In order to share it with our endorsement class, we had to “sell” our unit and also present information on what we taught and how students reacted. I created… Continue reading Exploring the nerve center of the blog