Last summer, I had the pleasure of guest blogging for Middle Web and chose to do it on student blogging. While I had started with a 14 step plan, I was able to revamp it a bit and bring it down to 11 steps. Since then many educators have asked how to best get started with blogging, so I bring to you a re-posting of this popular post.
Four years ago I started blogging with my 4th grade students on a whim. I knew three things at the start: I wanted to get them connected with each other; I wanted to give them a voice, and I knew I had to change the way they wrote. So I started blogging with them – fumbling my way through the how to and the when to.
What I had no way of knowing was how blogging would change the way I…
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