I had one of those ah ha moments this morning during our writer’s workshop time. The children were sharing possible choices during our writing time. One of children shouted out,”Mrs. D. what about kid blogging?” The child shared that he wanted to write about Kindergarten and how much fun it was. Then other children were also excited by the idea as well. The children are independent now on their blogs. We have gone through ‘how to” make a post and save their post until I have had a chance to approve.
The children came up with the following criteria for blogging: 1. Make sure you have a title. 2. Write at least 3 thoughts about your idea . 3. Take a picture of what you want to share and ask Mrs. D. to help you put your picture on your blog. 4. leave spaces between your words. (use the space bar to help you) 5. log out
I am so amazed as to what the children are doing at this point with their kidblogs and how aware they are of audience! They love to share and look forward to receiving comments from me, other classmates and their families.
Blogging has been another way to engage young children and their families and others in the world to make connections. Young children are beginning to think about what they are learning and what they want to post/share with others. The feedback that the children get is so positive that the comments are engaging and seem very reinforcing so that they have a chance to think a little more deeply about what they posted/shared.