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VIDEO: Blogging is Learning!
VIDEO: How to Write a Quality Comment
VIDEO: Creative Commons Experiment
VIDEO: Howard Rheingold Interviews Mrs. Yollis
VIDEO: EduSlam-The Power of Blogging and Quality Commenting
VIDEO: My Third Graders Present at the Texas Google Summit
Why Have a Class Blog?
What Do Students Write About?
How To Teach Commenting Skills
Sample Blog Posts Organized by Subject
Family Blogging Month!
Student Blogs: Parents Are Administrators
Global Collaboration Projects
Mystery Skype Calls!
Adding Digital Images
Web 2.0 Tools
Adding Sidebar Gadgets
How Do Your Third Graders Know How to Type?
Things to Consider
(Time Management, Student Blogs, Professionalism)
Collaborative Projects I've Joined
I will always maintain my third grade class blog,
Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog.
It is the centerpiece of our classroom and documents all the learning throughout the year.
As I became more confident as a blogger, I created and/or
a number of collaborative blogs.
This blog brought my third class together with their second grade blogging buddies in Kathleen Morris' (@kathleen_morris) class in Victoria, Australia. The students participated in two projects: The
What's For Lunch?
project and About Our School project.
The Ugandan Global Project
Here is a video my class made to introduce the six elementary schools who participated in the Ugandan Global Project. Watch to video to learn how six classes from four continents came together for the benefit of a Ugandan school/orphanage.
Here is a culminating video made by Kathleen Morris. The month-long collaborative project raised nearly $20,000!
The Reading Round-Up!
This is a literacy blog I run with Jonah Salsich (@jmsalsich) a third grade teacher in Connecticut. We have Skype book clubs, create VoiceThread literacy projects, and quality commenters have the opportunity to become deputy sheriffs of the Reading Round-Up! In addition, Sheriff Salsich and Sheriff Yollis make green screen videos to teach buckaroos about reading!
Here is our collaborative Non-Fiction Video!
Our World, Our Stories
The students are all from elementary school classes and are from
three different continents
six different countries
. Each week the students will share about their lives and interests.
The Tale Trail
Six classes -
Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog
Open the Door to B4
, New Zealand;
Mr. Salsich's Grade 3s
Mrs. Watson's Grade 2/3s
Mr. Avery's Grade 6s
, USA; and
4KM and 4KJ,
Australia; worked together to write a story. Together the classes chose a setting and then one class started the story, the next class continued it. The pattern continued until the last class wrote the ending. The final story was recorded and made into an audio book.
A link to the audio book.
6. Yollis' 365 Project
This digital documentation project started two years ago as a way to integrate digital photography and writing for my elementary students. It has grown into a group project that has photo contributions from teachers and/or classes in: Australia, England, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, and Iowa.
7. A-Z of Technology Tips
This Google presentation was a collaborative project with Kathleen Morris and Kelly Jordan in Victoria, Australia. Their class blog is
4KM and 4KJ.
Our World, Our Numbers
Students from all classes will connect and collaborate by sharing their mathematical lives. This will happen through
and involve a variety of media.
A different class will “lead” a mathematical topic every four days or so, publishing posts and replying to comments. The other classes will read the posts, possibly publish their own posts, and leave blog comments.
Our Class Blogs
Mrs Yollis’ Classroom Blog
4KM and 4KM @ Leopold Primary School
Our Global Projects
Ugandan Global Project
Our World, Our Stories
The Tale Trail
Tools We Use
Student Blogging Challenge
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"