Friday, January 21, 2011

VSR38: Student Voice

When it comes to blogging with students, Linda Yollis and Kathleen Morris know what they're talking about. In this episode they share some of their wisdom about getting very young students to blog effectively. Some great tips and advice on blogging.  Both Linda and Kathleen had their blogs nominated for the 2010 Edublog Awards, and Linda was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. If you're looking for great advice about student blogging, this is the place!

Kathleen Morris (nee McGeady)
Integrating Technology in the Primary ClassroomMy professional learning blog where I share ideas and discuss issues surrounding ICT in the primary classroom

2KM BlogMy Grade Two class blog at Leopold Primary School 2009 and 2010

Diigo SiteThis is where I store my favourite websites.

Linda Yollis
Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog
(3rd grade classroom blog)

Reading Round-Up!

(shared collaboration blog w/Jonah Salsich / literacy blog)

Yollis' 365 Project(class project / learning about digital photography and creative commenting)

Educational Blogging Wiki(resources for teachers who want to have a classroom blog)

Twitter: @lindayollis
Skype: lindayollis
Class Twitter: @MrsYollis

Shared Projects
Collaboration Corner
Shared collaboration blog with Linda Yollis

Ugandan Global Project2010 global project across four continents


  1. Fantastic podcast! I have been following Kathleen's class blog for the last 12 months and have just recently subscribed to Linda's, so it was so great to hear both of them speaking about their blogging experiences. Thank you for all the great tips, especially about effective commenting, and also how to inform and include parents. I am sure I will listen to it again and again, and hopefully kickstart my own class blog this year. Many thanks!

  2. Jenny,

    Glad to hear that you found our tips useful. I hope you do kickstart your own class blog. :-) It's a great way to document and share the learning going on in your classroom as well as learn from blogging buddies all over the world.

    Let us know if you need any help!

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  5. Thank you, this is so helpful! Just got my first NQT teaching post with a Year 1 class and am really keen to start blogging with them...but was filled with worries as so many people said they would be too young. u00a0You have given me confidence, ideas and inspiration so thank you all!! x

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  7. Kellie DiBattista4 April 2012 at 08:37

    Thank you for the wonderful podcast!  I am thrilled to have found your site as I am new to the blogging world but READY to dive in!

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