Mar 20

Mobile Photo Mar 20, 2010 10 43 55 AM

Over the past few weeks our fifth grade classes have been studying the Age of Exploration.  Each student was given an explorer to research and wrote blog posts as if they were the explorer.  Then each explorer had to go and leave comments on other explorer’s blogs, noting areas of similarity, agreement, or disagreement.  This has been an amazing activity and the students have created thoughtful postings and comments.  This was my first time using Kidblogs, and I highly recommend it as a excellent tool for student bloggers.

Here are the blogs from our classes:

Bosch Explorer Blogs

Veldman Explorer Blogs

Is your class studying explorers?  If so, we would like you to visit our blog!  An easy way for your students to interact with our class would be let them read our blog and respond by commenting to the posts.  Please have them comment as if they were talking to the explorer, not the student.  In return, we would be happy to connect with your class regarding an online project that you have created.

If you are interested in connecting with us, please contact me by leaving a comment below or by emailing me  here.  Currently, comment moderation is on for the student blogs, so I need to know if you are planning to leave comments.  Thanks!

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