Each year my school has a week of Winterm, where students can explore interesting classes offered by faculty. Each year I teach a Blogging 101 class. As always, my bloggers were amazing! I almost always read math teacher blogs, so the student blogs are always so fun and interesting to me!
- Allison – Fandom Fanatic, Blog about Discussing the various fandoms I’m in.
- Annie – Annie Likes Words, My blog is generally about reading and writing: books I like, a few short stories I’ve written, etc.
- Audrey – audreyrdlife, Blog featuring my photography
- Bailey – Beauty Products, Posts about makeup and what the product does
- Kayla – Kayla Goldsberry, Blog about my experiences as a dancer
- Leah – The Stories We Tell, Blog about Books, book reviews, short stories
- Morgan – Get Your Shine On, A lifestyle blog. Food and Beauty.
- Vibha – online shine, Blog about motivation and/or life style
Yes! It is that time of year again! It is time to dust off the old blog, or even be brave and make the jump to start your very own blog!
Please join us during the Explore the MTBoS for the 2017 Blogging Initiative! It is for old and new bloggers alike! Don’t be afraid – it’s just FOUR posts, one a week, to get you started (or jump-started).
Learn more about it on the Explore the MTBoS page. And, don’t feel like you “missed” it if you start late. Because it’s never too late to join! Jump in during any week. We would love to have you, and I can’t wait to read all of the amazing posts!
Thanks to all of the Algebra 2 Teachers who submitted a blog post this month! Don’t forget about our Algebra 2 Twitter Chat, this Thursday at 9PM EST (#Alg2Chat).
- Ali Grace Eiland, @AGEiland, First Day Fun
- Jennifer White, @JennSWhite, Mathing Out Loud
- Brian, @_b_p, Contemplate and Calculate (Exponential equation)
- Beth, @algebrasfriend, Algebra 2 Curriculum Overview
- Amy McNabb, @amcnabb3, Algebra 2 Curriculum Outline
- Dee Davis, @mathplusmusic, Math Plus Music
- Cindy Cravens, @CindyCravens, Engineering Algebra
- Jennifer Abel, @abel_jennifer, #Alg2Chat Scope and Sequence, First Week Plans – Academic Classes, Goals for This Year, My Favorite Icebreaker Activity
- Nathaniel Highstein, @nhighstein, Algebra 2 Concept-Based Map(Draft)
We would love to have you blog with us! Here are the topics that we will be discussing at the #Alg2Chat’s on Twitter this month. It would be great for you to blog so you can share your blog link during the discussions.
9/8/16 – Student Engagement
9/15/16 – Rich Problems for Algebra 2
9/22/16 – Making Groups Work
9/29/16 – How You Use Technology
Fill out this form to submit your blog post.
I can’t wait to read about everything other Algebra 2 teachers are planning and doing in their classrooms! I thought it would be fun if we all blogged and then I could post a compilation of our blogs about once a month.
I would love for us to blog about how your curriculum is organized (sequence of topics). I think it would be great to see as it seems we are all usually teaching the same topics at about the same time.
Other great ideas for blog posts could be:
- First day / first week activities
- Goals for this year
- Great icebreakers
- Math class set-up
You don’t have to choose! If you go crazy and want to blog about all of them, please do! Submit every post to the form below and I will post them all! And don’t forget to tweet out your post with the #Alg2Chat hashtag. Also, if you are in a blogging frenzy, check out #MTBoSblaugust, and include that hashtag to your post as well! You don’t have to wait, you can get started now! 🙂
Join us on Twitter and even with blogging!
Please join us on Twitter at #Alg2Chat. If you aren’t on Twitter yet, now is a GREAT time to start. You will be amazed at the resources that will come right to you! Also, if you have always wanted to start a blog, do it! We have a great website, Exploring The MTBoS, that can help you with both!
Algebra 2 Math Chats (#Alg2Chat) Coming in September! Thursday nights at 9PM EST
Check out #Alg2Chat Thursday nights at 9PM EST, beginning in September. If you are interested in helping moderate, or have some great topics you would like to discuss, please tweet me at @jreulbach.
Click here to enter your blog post, or fill in the form below. 🙂
2015 was a tough year for me, as I was at a new school, teaching all new classes in a different division! I did not have much time to blog. But now it’s 2016, and the new blogging initiative is almost here!! With the new year comes a new resolution for my blog…
I, Julie Reulbach at iSpeakMath, resolve to blog in 2016 in order to open my classroom up and share my thoughts with other teachers. I hope to accomplish this goal by participating in the January Blogging Initiation hosted by Explore MTBoS.
You, too, can still join in on this exciting adventure! All you have to do is dust off your blog and get ready for the first prompt to arrive January 10th!
We matched new bloggers up with mentors during the month of December. However if you would still like to mentor anyone (or get help) please check out the spreadsheet. This is a self-directed spreadsheet, so be sure to pick a mentor or someone to help when you sign up!
At my school, the first week back is called “WinTerm”. It is a week where all of the students get to take different classes. We have all day and half day classes, and some students even go on trips for the week.
I decided to teach a half day class on blogging. I created a blog for my students on how to blog with daily instructions. It has been such a fun week! My students have done an excellent job – and even ran through everything I wanted to teach them by Wednesday! So Thursday I had them read and comment on each other’s blogs. Today I am going to teach them how to REALLY use Twitter. Teenagers seem to use hashtags pretty randomly or mainly for sarcasm. I also introduced them to Code.org so they could understand the coding behind the blogs.
About mid-week we decided to do a group blog called “Study Songs” where songs and mnemonics are posted to help them study for school topics. We put a form on there so anyone reading the blog could submit their favorite mnemonic. Share it with your students so they can contribute too!
You could do blogging with a middle school class as well, probably beginning in 7th grade. I taught one of my 7th grade students how to blog last year because she had a great idea that needed to be shared! I have included her blog as well.
I was pleasantly surprised at how fast they went through the material I wanted to teach them this week. And I really love reading their blogs! I am learning about fitness, fashion, books I need to read, movies I need to watch, and food! I have included their blogs below so you can also see what students are capable of!
Check out our blogs!
- Sara, Bloglet of Fire, My blog is about books, films, and various parts of nerd culture, and my opinions on everything.
- Emily, Culture Shock, Going from being a senior in Charlotte to a freshman in Chicago and all of the advice gleaned and mistakes made along the way
- Claudia, in a nutshell, My blog is about food allergies
- Kate, The Crunch Chronicles, My blog is about my experiences making healthy recipes, or just recipes I like in general
- Andrea, PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, equality of races and transgenders
- Ellen , Elle Tells All, My blog is about fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.
- Rose, Everything Is Coming Up Roses, Fashion & Lifestyle.
- Mackenzie, Top Trendz, trending lifestyle blog
- Philip, Life Of A Boy Wonder, Funny short stories about my life and past, life advice. Movie/ Game review.
- Terry, supernchester, Supernatural
- Alex, Basketball All Around, Whats going on throughout the basketball world.
- Hailey, Health and Fitness, celebrity lives but i think it may change
- Myranda, Queen City Style, Lifestyle
- Group, Study Songs, Songs and Mnemonics for school topics.
7th Grade Blog (8th now)
- Leila, Only at Woodlawn, This blog is written by the class of 2019 about all of the wonderful things that ONLY happen at Woodlawn!