2nd Grade Bloggers

FireShot Screen Capture #017 - 'Barrow Media Center 2nd Graders' - kidblog_org_BarrowMediaCenter2ndGraders - CopyTwo 2nd grade classes have embarked on a blogging project with Shannon Miller’s students in Van Meter, Iowa.  We’ve connected with one another via skype and read the book Same Same but Different.  Our students have been working on writing their first blog posts on KidBlog to introduce themselves.  My students did this on paper, but Shannon’s students did their work in Google Docs.

IMG_0073 - CopyFor the past 2 days, my students have been busy typing their first “About Me” blog post.  While they typed, the teachers and I conferenced with students on their posts to check for details, spelling, and punctuation.  Then, we gave them the thumbs up to publish their post.  After publishing, students could personalize their blog with one of the KidBlog themes.  Both days, the teachers and I were amazed by the students’ focus.  They worked diligently for 45 minutes each day and were very willing to go back and check spelling and edit their punctuation.  Again, I think that the idea of having an authentic audience is very motivating to the students.

Our next step will be to mail our rough drafts to Iowa where Shannon will have her students practice commenting on post-it notes before commenting online.  Her students will mail paper copies of their posts as well so that we can practice too.  From there, we will continue to post a variety of posts and comment on one another’s writing.  IMG_0069 - Copy

The students and teachers are fully of energy for this project, and we are excited to see the work that they are eager to produce.

Their blogs are located at Barrow Media Center 2nd Grade KidBlog.  We invite you to read and comment on their posts.

Our very first blogger posted his "About Me" post

Our very first blogger posted his “About Me” post

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 73 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 222 posts. There were 343 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 349mb. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 16th with 476 views. The most popular post that day was Poem In Your Pocket Day 2010.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were clarke.k12.ga.us, facebook.com, Google Reader, theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com, and google.com.

 

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Poem In Your Pocket Day 2010 April 2010
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2

The Thirteenth Summer Book Tour December 2010

3

Leader Librarians in Action December 2010
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4

Media Festival February 2010
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5

4th Grade Inquiry Projects January 2010
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