How to create student blogs in Google Slides (for FREE!)

Blogs give your students' work an audience. Here's an easy way to set up student blogs with Google Slides. Blogging has really democratized the world […]

16 tips for writing a great blog post

#10 will shock and appall you… Here are 16 best practices we try to follow as writers on this blog. Many of them stem from […]

Students blogging for an authentic audience

Getting connected: online & with community members What if there was a way to spend less time grading your students’ writing, while also providing a […]

2015 Student Blogging Challenge

This year, my colleague Athena Manjarrez and I are collaborating to have our students participate in the 2015 Student Blogging Challenge.  This entails completing different tasks each […]

8 ways to embed multimedia into your blog or website

This past weekend my students diligently worked on their blog posts for the 2015 Student Blogging Challenge. I created an exemplar for them so that […]

Throwback Thursday: the end of the first grading period

I love looking back to reflect on what works and what doesn’t.  Like giant shoulder pads didn’t work. Flannel shirts and Doc Martens absolutely did.  […]

Blogging lessons learned

As I’d mentioned before, we’re finally blogging! At the time of this post, there are 172 student posts on  I’m so proud of my […]

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