Do you have students in your class that need an anchor activity to work on when they complete their work? Do you need a way to interest reluctant learners in your class? Maybe you want to learn with your students about how you can incorporate blogs in your classroom. Perhaps the Student Blogging Challenge is what you need.
Edublogs is sponsoring its 8th annual Student Blogging Challenge. Students, classes, and mentors from all over the world are invited to join the challenge — regardless of their blogging skills. That’s right, REGARDLESS of their blogging skills. 🙂 The challenges take place over 10 weeks with goals of improving blogging skills and allowing students or classes the opportunity to collaborate with students all over the world.
Information for first-time participants, including FAQs and information about the challenge can be found here.
Committed? Ready to register? Click here!
How many times has it happened to you? You find a GREAT video to share with your class, and when it comes time for the great unveil — the district or school firewall won’t let you open the website. If you have experienced this instructional dilemma, I know you will be as excited as I was to discover that YouTube for Schools has arrived!
YouTube for Schools allows teachers to access free educational YouTube videos while limiting access to other YouTube content that may not be appropriate for all students. Teachers can choose from more than 400,000 educational videos to enhance classroom instruction. Well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS, TED, Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science, and numberphile are just a few of the contributors to YouTube for Schools. In addition to limiting access to specific videos, Google has also worked with teachers to create over 300 playlists categorized by subject and by grade level. Schools can also customize their YouTube for Schools experience, adding videos that are only viewable within their school network.
Visit http://YouTube.com/Schools to learn more and sign up today.