Paper Blogging: Scaffolding Learning from Face-to-Face Social Citizenship to Digital Citizenship
Language Arts - Sharing Learning Through Student Blogging
Prescribed Learning Outcomes
1-2 hours depending on grade level
Prior Learning Assumed
Students will be able to:
Hook/Lesson Starter/Introduction/ Review
1) 15 minutes: Using the paper blogs that students created in a previous lesson, students will circulate, read, and comment on each others’ work.
As students circulate, teacher should be collecting examples by recording individual comments on the board. Various examples should be collected, such as:
2) 15 minutes: Discussion - Using the examples of individual comments, the teacher will begin the facilitation of a discussion to break down the differences between “highway” and “dead end” comments, as well as the importance of including your name when posting commentary to the work of others.
3) 5 minutes: Re-commenting - Based on our discussions, students will be given 1-3 more sticky notes (depending on grade level) to practicing the skill of writing a highway comment on paper once more
4) 15 minutes: Students will log-on to KidBlog.org, where the teacher will have offered a critical thinking question that can begin a threaded discussion of commentary. (I.e. Would you rather have 4 longer days of school per week or 6 shorter days of school per week?)
Students will be required to:
Introduce next lesson - writing your own blog post online
Resources and equipment required for lesson