Blogs For Your Own Classroom!
We are excited to introduce Youngzine's first ever classroom blog feature! This is a great tool for teachers to introduce (1) current events (2) blogging and social media, in their school classrooms and in homeschools.
We created this feature at the request of a few teachers and are thrilled with the feedback we have received.
If you sign up as a teacher on Youngzine, you can
- Create classroom assignments, and have students respond to them, all on Youngzine. Both the assignments and students' responses are private within the classroom. Moreover, you can keep student responses hidden until after the assignment deadline! The assignment could be say, picking 1-2 articles and writing a summary and opinion.
- Have students engage in lively discussions that are visible only to your own classroom (and not the whole world). You could pick 1-2 articles every week, and ask students to discuss in the forum.
- Have students write their own blog posts to share with their classmates. This is more free form, allowing them to write about say a weekend trip they took.
- As always, students are also welcome to make public comments on the articles directly. You can go to any of the students' profiles and see all of their comments, responses and activlties.
- Have students take the weekly quiz. You can look at all their scores and answers, and even print out the results for documentation.
Youngzine is a great way to introduce children to current events and help them understand the interconnectedness of the world we live in, using the latest web technology.
Let us know what you think. We would be happy to answer questions and get your suggestions as well.
Editor and Founder, Youngzine