Since I Can't Figure Out How to Comment on a Comment....
#1 - Does anyone know how to comment on comments? It must be a setting or something I can't find, because I know I was able to do it before.
Janelle said..."I'm using blogs as portfolios with my sixth graders this year."
I'd really like to know how you have your portfolio blogs set up. How often? What types of things do students put in their portfolio blogs? Also, if you post about this on your blog, could you please link to it?
K Trask said... "What platform do you use for your students? I use Edublogs."
When I blog for myself, I use blogger, because I can have more creativity with the look of it. I use KidBlog when I blog with students, because it gives me more control over the content they see and create and still gives me ease to add users. I just wish they could make their blogs more personalized. I've tried Edublogs and Blogger with the students, but unless someone has a book better than the one I have bought already that will tell me how to set it up with ease and with control, then I don't have the time. Our school computers are so finicky as to what they will allow and some platforms require students have emails. I know there is some way to have one gmail address and turn it into a bunch more, but gmail is blocked at our school and I'm not that good at forwarding gmail stuff to my email.
Finally, please share anything and everything on this blog and on my other blog, Best Practices in Teaching. We have to share with each other. I understand the whole "I own what I create thing," but we are teachers...almost nothing is free! But, we have no budget and we don't get paid enough to create our own budget, even though most of us wind up doing that to the chagrin of our spouses. They are sparsely populated, but could use all the comments and additions they can get.
By the way...I have no idea why I have different fonts and different sizes and colors in this posts. Sorry for the visual inconsistancy.