Blogs

Got something you want to share with the world? Try blogging! In this animated BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about one of the newest ways to share information on a specific topic--the almighty blog! You’ll discover how online blogs work, and also find out about some of the different kinds of bloggers that exist out there on the Internet! In addition, you’ll learn about how aspiring artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers use blog sites to try to get discovered. Plus, you’ll discover how blogging got its start! It’s the coolest form of sharing since getting on a soapbox!

Blogging Book Reviews Lesson Plan: Blog About Your Favorite Books

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the various types of blogs on the internet and learn how to post to a blog appropriately. Students will also demonstrate their understanding by blogging book reviews and commenting on two other book review blog posts written by their peers. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

STEM Skills Lesson Plan: STEM to the Rescue!

In this lesson plan that is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP and other online resources to research a science, engineering, or technology topic, and create a digital public service announcement to raise awareness of the topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
Comments
  • Melissa Simecek

    I love these lesson resources. What a great way to introduce elementary students to the world of blogging. This should clear up the confusion students have between blogging and chatting. The unit will be a much needed addition to my blogging unit.

  • Bradford Harris

    If teachers wanted to start this at the beginning of the year or have difficulties getting students reading novels in and out of class, you can have students read short stories in the classroom and blog about it. Poems can also be read and blogged about as well. If teachers are uncomfortable with having students start a blog they can use google docs or a padlet.com to post short blogs in a more secure place. These are great ways to learn how to post in a published/public format.

  • Lin Krankel

    I love the lesson ideas for blogs! Blogs are a fun way to get students to share their ideas in a public forum and is a great literacy activity that involves reading AND writing.

    The STEM Skills lesson plan sounds like a lot of fun because it involves using technology to create a PSA (public service announcement) and when students publish to Youtube, it gives them access to an authentic audience which is motivating and I think encourages students to produce their best work=) I plan on using this with my 3-5th graders.