October EdTech Challenge: Collaborate

Community of Writers

Created by Bev Berns and Kim Powell

The October challenge asks classrooms to participate in a Community of Writers as a way to promote ELA common core standards. The purpose is to:

    • Participate in shared writing projects
    • Use technology to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing projects
    • Use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers
    • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Blogging in Action: Take a look at this video on how high school teacher Nick Provenzano connected his students with blogging.

Technology Needs

  • Computer with internet

Project Details
The teacher’s challenge is to create a Kidblog account for their students. We know it is a busy month- so all that we are asking is to create an account and share the blog link on the signup challenge form . After the signup deadline, we will then partner your classroom with additional classrooms throughout the world to provide an authentic audience for your blogging students. Once students create a blog post, the partner class will provide comments on the students blogs. This will allow your students to learn from one another as well as encourage their writing skills! Give your students the wonderful opportunity to connect, create, and share their learning through blogging!

How to Get Started

Step 1: Signup for this challenge here. Sign up deadline is Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Step 2: Create a Kidblog account for students.

Step 3: Partner class will provide comments on the student blogs.

Step 4: Contact us to let us know how your project went! Once signed up, you will be invited to Connected Classroom Wiki. Here, you can share how the project is going and resources to use with other students.

Bev Berns

Kim Powell

Additional Resources

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