2MR would like to begin showcasing their work through a class blog in an initiative to broaden the use of technology in the classroom.
We are using a blogging platform called Global2, which is established by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
About our Class Blog
If you are unfamiliar with blogs, they are online journals. Blogs are essentially websites where administrators (in this case Miss R can add posts which are displayed in chronological order. There are icons on the side called widgets, where you can find past posts, recent comments, links to other blogs, our global visitors and more.
We use our blog to document what is happening in 2MR and to connect with parents and classes around the world.
Classroom Blogging FAQs
Who writes the posts on the class blog?
Miss. R is the only ones who can publish posts on the 2MR blog. The teachers write the posts and the students, parents and other people comment. Later in the year, students may be chosen to write guest posts on the class blog. These will be checked by Miss. R before they are published.
Who can comment on the class blog?
Anyone can comment, however, all comments are moderated. Miss. R receives an email every time a comment is submitted. They can choose to publish, edit or delete the comment.
How can parents and family members be involved in the class blog?
We LOVE receiving comments on our class blog from parents and family members. Comment as often as you like! Your comment will always be read and appreciated. Evidence shows a strong correlation between parents’ interest in their child’s schooling and the child’s success at school. Blogging is a great way for parents to be involved in their child’s education.
How often do you blog? When will my child be blogging?
2MR will look at the class blog every day for a brief amount of time. There will generally 1-2 new posts on the blog every week. Students will be provided with opportunities in class throughout the week to comment on the class blog. The writing of comments will involve practicing a literacy convention learnt in class.
If they have internet access at home, the students are asked to comment from home at least once a week. Our blogging sessions are always carried out with a strong literacy focus; blogging is an authentic way to teach important reading and writing skills.
If you have any other questions about 2MR’s Blog, please contact Miss R.