It’s just numbers, but some time during the night, a student or teacher became the 200,000th Class Blogmeister. By coincidence, I’m doing a small face lift of the tool, or else it would have gone completely unnoticed — by me. A few other current statistics:
- 200,051 Student & teacher bloggers
- 589,616 Blog posts
- 30 Blogs posted in the last hour (4:04 PM EST – 081219)
- 887 Blogs posted in the last 24 hours
- 6,664 Blogs posted in the last seven days.
Again, it’s just numbers. But here are just a few statements from teachers about their blogging students:
It is all about audience. My students can tell by the “reads” feature that people are reading their writing and it inspires them to write and to write better.Kathy Cassidy
They are participating in a read-a-thon for which they have to obtain sponsors who donate by the number of pages they have read. The students prove that they are reading by blogging about what they read. Sponsors can follow the kids’ progress by reading their blogs.
Students also read each other’s posts for ideas about what to read next. (Blogging) is a cornerstone of my library instruction this year.Sheila May-Stein
CB has increased my students’ motivation to complete and participate in assignments that would ordinarily be completed with traditional paper and pencil. The work they complete serves an authentic purpose that can be shared amongst not just their peers but world wide.Hiliana Leon
One of the main benefits is that Classblogmeister makes learningmeaningful for students as their learning goes beyond the four walls of the classroom and becomes part of an active, interactive, worldwide
This is my first year of blogging with my second graders. I am so pleased with their excitement over using the blog. I have already seen improvement in their writing skills.Donna
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