Rules that must be followed (you can add additional rules)


1. Never name the school
2. Only use students' first names
3. Never share addresses and phone numbers
4. Do not add pictures of individual without their permission
5. Remember to never write in an offensive manner
6. Always check for spelling errors, word usage, and grammar errors (type on word document - copy and paste on to blog)
7. Do not disrespect other writers
8. Watch your language. Language that is inappropriate in school is also inappropriate in any blog


Remember to use all the writing tools and rules that we use at LAS.


6+1 Writing Traits

Ideas
Organization
Voice
Conventions
Word Choice
Sentence Fluency
Presentation


Writing Process

Prewriting / Brainstorming
Drafting
Responding / Revising
Editing
Publishing


Different Blogs


Edublogs
http://edublogs.org/

Class Blogmeister
http://classblogmeister.com/










Tutorials


Edublogs

SETTING UP A BLOG AT EDUBLOGS.ORG
http://spsolc.edublogs.org/files/2007/05/edublogtutorial.pdf

Video Tutorials
http://edublogs.org/videos/

Edublogs Tutorials
http://miketemple123.edublogs.org/v-tutorials/

Edublogs - Education Blogs
http://www.squidoo.com/edublogs

Getting Started With Your Blog
http://help.edublogs.org/getting-started-with-edublogs/

Tips On Blogging With Students
http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/2008/02/13/tips-on-blogging-with-students/


Class Blogmeister

Blogmeister (manual)
http://classblogmeister.com/blogmeister_instructions.pdf

Rules and Contracts


Blogger's Contract
http://www.classblogmeister.com/bloggers_contract.doc

Sample Gated Classroom Blog Agreement
http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/blog/Sample%20Blogger%20Agreement.doc

Bloomer Sixth Grade Rules for Blogging
http://bloomer.edublogs.org/2006/03/29/9/

Sample Classroom Blogs

Sample Principal Blogs
http://springtrail.blogspot.com/

Sample Pre-K Blogs
http://misserinsclass.blogspot.com/

Sample Kindergarten Blogs
http://manaiakindergarten.blogspot.com/
http://kdgroom102.blogspot.com/
http://nutkinsblog.blogspot.com/
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=51141
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=83975

Sample First Grade Blogs
http://thefirstnews.blogspot.com/

Sample Second Grade Blogs
http://missfrandsensclass.blogspot.com/
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=148947
http://secondgradersreport.blogspot.com/


Sample Fourth Grade Blogs
http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=51798
and website
http://www.smithclass.org/


Sample Fifth Grade Blogs
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=6457


TeachersFirst: Gated Blogs To The Classroom (step by step tools)
http://teachersfirst.com/content/blog/tools3.cfm

The Secret Life of Bees (high school)
http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees/

The Secret Life of Bees (parents)
http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/beesparents/

Ms. Howard's Class Writing Blog (elementary school)
http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/takpilotblog/

Sixth Grade Language Arts
http://jtubbs.21publish.com/

Poetry Blog (3/4 multiage classroom)
http://www.bobsprankle.com/blog

Paterson's Class Blog
All About Blogs (high school)

http://patterson.edublogs.org/all-about-blogs/

Jeff Utecht Blogmeister
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=6777

Miller's English 10 Classroom Blog
http://millersenglish10.blogspot.com/2007/05/responsible-blogging.html

Ms. Miller's English 10 Blog (high school)
http://millerenglish10.blogspot.com/

EWL Book Editorials (high school)
http://ewleditorials.blogspot.com/

The Official Blog On Read Magazine
http://weeklyreader.com/readandwriting/