"One of my former 3rd grade students created a blog (as an adult) Being Cheap is Easy. She was contacted by a cable television show that is about couponing. I use her as an example to my students during math, economics in social studies, and reading.…"
"When I taught HS computers I would give them a question at the beginning of each week. The students had to respond to my question and then at least two other students by the end of the week. Their participation was graded each week."
"At the kindergarten level I would use it to share information with parents and display pictures of class activities or projects. We have use class blogs in the past to have students publish stories, book reviews, and art work. …"
With your work in Education Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.
Marilyn I love only2clicks but I am a little confused about how my students can access my site. Do they need to log on too? When I just give them the link it takes them to the homepage to only2clicks but not my information that I collected for them to use. I think I missed a step from the student perspective. Thanks!