A classroom blog is one that all students in a particular class
contribute to. It is not owned by any single student, but is meant
to be a place where the thoughts by the whole class. A classroom
blog can increase the amount of communication and collaboration
that takes place in a classroom, and is also a powerful tool for
Classroom Blogs for the Mathematics Teacher
In the mathematics
classroom, blogs can serve at least three basic functions.
- Teachers can write blog entries for their students in the form
of writing prompts. By clicking on the comment
link under each entry (all blogs have one of these),
students can respond to the prompt. After each student has responded,
all of the comments will appear on the same page. Of course, this
creates new learning opportunities for students and teachers:
Teachers can quickly assess student
knowledge of a current classroom topic by simply
scrolling down a page full of comments.
Students can read the responses of
Students who may not normally participate
in classroom discussions can now respond to questions without
Click the image above to see
an example of a writing prompt.
- Find an interesting website that you would like your students
to check out? You can create a link to it in a blog entry. Check
out the blog entry below where I give students an assignment to
do after they click on the link to the website.
Click on the image above to see an example of a post with a
- Digital images, in the form
of photos or computer produced drawings,
have the power to make mathematical concepts come alive. Teachers
can post images in blog entries to:
to the real world. (see a great example at the GCHS