I was glad to see Pat Delaney writing about his blogging work once again. He’s a major voice in the K-12 blogging world that has been pretty silent lately. But he’s obviously still been working hard to bring Weblogs to the masses. Here are some links to school blogs he’s been supporting/following:
Galileo Web–The starting point for exporation of Pat’s school site. I’ve highlighted a couple below, but spend some time clicking through the “Tech Integration Links” in the left column. Really well done stuff.
Developing Writers–This is a great example at Pat’s school of how to use a Weblog to provide articulation materials for teachers. I wish my school would jump on this idea more, have Expository Composition teachers, for example, create a site that provides instructional materials, rubrics and models for the different essay genres they teach.
The National Writing Project Blog Project also lists some educational uses of Weblogs on various levels. (See the “Tour of WP Blogs” in the left column.) Some highlights:
The Sequoia Sentinel–The homepage for the Sequoia School site.
IHMS 103–A beautiful middle school site with lots of student writing and feedback. We use this model at our school as well.
Hidden Histories— A collaborative blog between two sixth grade classrooms 300 miles apart.
East Side Bloggers–High school bloggers in every grade. Try the “sort by students” drop down to get the scope of what they’re doing.
And some others that I’ve run across of late:
Kearney, Nebraska–A bunch of school and classroom sites using Manila.
My Blogging Experiment–Where China, ESL Teaching & Technology come together…
Kew Forest Teacher’s Blog–Library and Technology resources for teachers.
The Future of Mathematics–James Tubbs in Middletown, OH is blogging his “Thoughts, observations, and lessons about innovative uses of technology in the mathematics classroom.”
Very cool to watch as more and more teachers start using the tool…