Blogging to Develop 21st Century Skills
We believe every student should blog. Blogging allows our students the opportunity to publish work they have created to a real audience. When students blog they practice many of the digital literacy skills referenced throughout the Common Core Standards and learn how to communicate & collaborate digitally. Blogging regularly will develop keyboarding skills and help students develop important technology skills necessary for successful completion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
When students publish work on their blogs they feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. Blogging offers students the opportunity to collaborate with others through commenting. When students receive comments their engagement and understanding of the content increases. Students are exposed to new ideas and perspectives in the comment section of their blogs. Blogging is a 21st century skill which instills passion, excitement and new learning all in one.
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About Aimee & Natalie
Aimee Boucher is a Technolology Integration Specialist in Colchester, Vermont. She works with K-5 teachers.
Natalie LaRose is a 2nd grade teacher at Porters Point School in Colchester, Vermont.
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