9th Grade Teachers
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Sometimes the hardest part about writing a blog is choosing a topic. There are so many things to write about, so many thoughts worthy of being shared. As I began considering what my November topic will be, I kept a few criteria in mind. One: I try to keep my Freewrites technology based. Two: I want my blogs to, in some way big or small, promote healthy attitudes about technology.
The idea that settled on me was that my students, worrying about their blog grades, never discover that blogging is a means of expressing oneself. They don’t realize that lots of people do it by CHOICE and not by force. For many, it is their way of commenting on and changing the world.
After a web search (I didn’t have to look very hard at all), I found some blogs you too might find interesting. All the blogs below were found at 100 Best Blogs for Those Who Want to Change the World. This site has gathered a list of blogs, big and small, that actively try to change the world. Here’s three I though would interest you (100).
1. So What Can I Do?
What I like about this blog was that it didn’t just offer a list of organizations to give money to. It provides real suggestion of big and little ways to change to world. I also liked that the home page broke the suggestions down by topic. I checked out the education link first! (So).
2. Animal Rights
There were lots of environmental topics, but I thought the issue of animal rights would be meaningful to many of my students. I particularly like that this site has informative videos.
CAUTION: Some of the posts are graphic! Watch at your own risk (Animals).
3. Poverty in America
Again, the issues brought up in this blog are relevant to our lives. It touches on American issues, not other places around the world. What I don’t like it that the site is extremely biased. What I do like is how this site relates a literary theory we will study in January (Economic).
I like how we can write about whatever we want. But when the time comes you want to write about so much or you can't think of anything to write.
Comment Posted on December 20, 2012 at 08:23 AM by
I like how you wrote about topics that we could write about. I enjoyed reading your blog and you included animal rights. Even though they don't have a say they are very important to society.
Comment Posted on December 12, 2012 at 07:33 AM by
You are right lots of people use blogs to express themselves without force. I dont see what the big deal is about doing blogs.
Comment Posted on December 7, 2012 at 09:58 AM by
I totally agree with you Darci! Picking the topic that you want if write about is hard. I also aree with LaAnna about why some people do not do blogs by choice.
Comment Posted on December 4, 2012 at 08:23 PM by
I agree with Seth, sports and hunting are my favorite to write about! It's also really cool you believe in animal rights. Inspirational to me!
Comment Posted on December 4, 2012 at 06:12 PM by
It's not really difficult for me to think of a topic because all I write about is hunting and basketball. I also really like that you believe in animal rights. Nice Miss Transue!
Comment Posted on November 30, 2012 at 08:43 AM by
First off good job. I also like you belief for animal rights but differ in some ways but thats a different discussion. Great job sighting evidence with your blogs!
Comment Posted on November 30, 2012 at 08:42 AM by
I really like that you believe in animal rights. They deserve to live in this world. And I have to agree with Darci and Lizzy. Choosing a topic is by far the hardest thing to do when writing an essay.
Comment Posted on November 27, 2012 at 05:33 PM by
I agree that blogging can be a good way of expressing oneself, but I think a lot of people might not blog by choice because they are shy about their ideas or writing. I know it can be hard for me to post some of the stuff I wrote, when I think it's not good or might seem silly to other students.
Comment Posted on November 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM by
I agree! When it comes time to write a freewrite the hardest part of the blog is figuring out what to write! I always come to look at your example as some sort of reference. So thank you for that!
Comment Posted on November 20, 2012 at 08:23 AM by
Your right! The hardest part of writing a blog is figuring out what to write about. Using other blogs for insperation really works.
Comment Posted on November 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM by
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Melanie is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and Bloomsburg University and could not be happier to now to call Elk Lake her school. She considers it an honor to teach the Freshmen class, and if it is possible, she is even more excited than ever before for this year's success. (Freshmen Rule!)