Using Blogs to Discuss
Wisconsin Educator Standards
2. Teachers know how children grow.
The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.

6. Teachers communicate well.
The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.



Using a blog is an easy way to open up a discussion or post daily news and updates.





Blogging, discussion, and teaching in general will reach higher levels of thinking when questions are used effectively. Use the following chart to help you construct deep, meaningful questions.



Higher Order Thinking Chart











General Etiquette for Blogging












Additional Blogging Resources
Before you begin, check your district’s AUP and talk with your technology administrator.
Blog Sites
http://edublogs.org/
https://www.blogger.com/
http://twitter.com/



Check Out These Blogs
http://digitalanthology.blogspot.com/
http://epencil.edublogs.org/



Check Out This Article
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2595