We are very excited to share the news that we will be launching student blogfolios in Grade Four. The students are very excited to take greater ownership of their learning and have a platform to share their thinking and learning with others. Your child will be bringing home a letter regarding student blogfolios (it should be in their note tote)
The ultimate goal is to help students learn communication, reflection, and digital citizenship skills, including online safety, that will help them throughout their lives. Here are some examples of the different types of blogfolios from one of the older grades in our school.
Public Blogfolio – This student has been blogging since Kindergarten. It’s wonderful to see how her learning has grown and developed over time.
Public Avatar Blogfolio – This student has just begun her blogging journey and has chosen to keep her name and identity private. We are still able to see her growth and interact with her on her journey. Notice how students have learned to respect her privacy by using the alias in the comments as well.
Password Protected Blogfolio – This student has shared her name and is open to leaving some posts public, however when she shares pictures or videos, she has password protected the post. Only those who have been approved by her or her parents are allowed to know the password.
Private Blogfolio – This blog is completely private. Unless you have an Edublogs account and have been granted access to this blog, you will not be able to see the content.
If you could please sign and return the permission form by Thursday, that would be greatly appreciated!
The students and I are ready to take our learning to the next level. This past summer I even started my own blog so that I would be ready to help them on their own blogging journeys.