Blogging is today's newspaper, book, magazine, and thinking pad all rolled into one. The beauty of a blog is that it provides the creator with a true freedom of expression. It allows us to create freely and express ourselves in ways that weren't available 20 years ago.
This form of expression is ripe for the classroom:
- Many teachers at all levels use blogs to provide a painting easel for students to create.
- Some teachers use them to share information about what is happening in their classrooms (a much more direct form of communication than sending newsletters home each week.
- Many teachers use blogs to share their projects or ask advice of other educators. The opportunities are endless.
I thought that I would share a few of the blogs that I like. I have tried to break these into the three categories that I have just listed. PLEASE share your favorites with us by inserting a link in one of the comments below. (It may say "no comments:" now, but click on it and add your thoughts.)
Sharing What's Happening in the Classroom
Sharing Ideas with Other Educators
- Cool Cat Teacher - High school business teacher. The most widely read educator blog in the world.
- Sunny Days in Second Grade
This is a work in progress. I will be adding additional links soon and will add the links that readers add in the Comments section.