Only 8? Yes, there are SO MANY MORE on the web to check out, but I wanted to share just a few examples. I stumbled upon these interesting student blogs while I've been working on a Student Blogging lesson for middle school age students in my district. Although kids often think of "blogging" as outdated and something adults do, the ideas of having students write, reflect, post and give comments, is something which they will use on most every social media platform they encounter.
In this process of working on student blog ideas, David Theriault's work on blogging was a huge help. This is a resource you NEED TO DIVE INTO if you are even remotely interested in having your students write on their own. This goes through the process of setting up your blogging platform, tips for students and a list of all his high school student blogs themselves. Here is his blog post SHOP TALK: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF STUDENT BLOGGING.
OK. Now on to the student blogs!
Nerd Glasses and Wanderlust
NeverSeconds!: One primary school pupil's daily dose of school dinners.
Sophie Elvis - A teenage, Australian blogger.
Baseball with Matt
A baseball history blog for kids (and adults too)...written by a kid blogger
For many more blogs here is a list of award winners from 2015:
Do you have any standout student blogs that you would like to share? Add them to the comments or reach on Twitter.
I'm just about 2 months away from my one year anniversary of my blog. I started several blogs previous to this one, but I have stuck with this one longer than any other. Of all the ways in which that I try to share out, blogging has been one of the more challenging because writing takes so much more time and forethought. My podcast, Check This Out, does take time but the actual recording is much more organic and it seems much easier (and in many ways more FUN!). But, I will continue this venture in the blogging world and thought why not write a blog post ABOUT my blog? So, here it is.