ABC's of new literacy

Friday, November 10, 2006

B is for...

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log
Example: Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Etymology: shortened form of Weblog

This is my first blog. It is a great way for students to really share their knowledge with each other. You can use blogs in all curriculum areas and have students discuss and share ideas interactively.


  • That letter was my first choice, but I was getting so fed up with my page that I decided to change it. I thought someone else was going to post it before me.
    I am just getting familair with blogs, but I have to say they are not my favorite. :)

    By Blogger Laura B., at 8:19 AM  

  • I have two problems with my math blog: first, putting something interesting up every day that will stimulate discussion, rather than one student answering a question; second, getting the students to actually look at it.

    I've had one student respond to one link that I've posted.

    By Blogger Mr. Burke, at 8:58 AM  

  • Chris,
    Maybe you need to talk to Irina Sukher. She uses blogs in math all the time and loves it. I think her techinques is that the kids make the blogs as their reflective journals. I've heard her say that when it comes to test time they go back and read the journals to study for the test. We should check with her and get more details. I think she's getting others in her school to use blogs too.

    By Blogger S McPherson, at 4:27 AM  

  • I think blog is cool. I've communicated with people I didn't know, read their journals and learned from their experiences. I've first came across with blog in the New York City Writing Project Listserv, and I've seen how some of these teachers use this to enhance their teaching and students learning.

    Just take a look how PS 124 in Brooklyn use blogging.

    By Blogger Pahiyas, at 10:58 AM  

  • I cut and paste your link. There was an error. Is that the entire address? Is anything missing?

    By Blogger Mr. Burke, at 2:06 PM  

  • Found it! I cut off everything after 11/ and scrolled all the way down to find the story.

    Anyway, the school's blog can be found at:

    By Blogger Mr. Burke, at 2:13 PM  

  • Sorry for the link:

    Here's PS 124's blogging site:

    By Blogger Pahiyas, at 8:30 PM  

  • I really didn't understand a blog before and thought they were annoying because it always seemed that when I was looking up enough the answer I was looking for was in a blog but can it be cited. How do we know the informatio is correct? I find them very imformative and it is easy to create.

    By Blogger Darby, at 3:59 PM  

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