Welcome to the Winnipeg School Division Blog. This is a digital space to and for students, teachers, and classrooms to share and highlight the powerful learning that is happening in our Division. Blogging can be used for a variety of purposes in an educational setting. Blogs can be set up as student blogs, school blogs, classroom blogs, or program blogs just to name a few.
Having students utilize blogs to share and reflect on their learning provides them with real-world opportunities to demonstrate and practice digital citizenship, open reflection, and develop literacy with different mediums. Blogs can promote student voice, create an open archive for learning, and develop a positive digital footprint. (The Principal of Change, 2013). Student blogs function as digital portfolios which archive student learning thus providing students and teachers a way to view and reflect on student growth over time.
In order to manage student blogs, the teacher must first create a classroom blog.
Please note…. When creating student blogs and usernames make sure to use their WSD username. This is important in order to avoid duplicate blogs and users on our network.
Student blogs as digital portfolio example:
Blogs can extend the learning beyond your classroom walls. Sharing the amazing learning happening in your classroom provides a window into your room while also providing authentic digital citizenship opportunities. A classroom blog provides a dynamic way to communicate important classroom information with parents/guardians as well as with the school/global community.
Classroom blog examples:
School blogs can be a dynamic way for schools update and share the powerful learning happening in their buildings. School blogs are easy to update, customize, and allow for seamless uploading and embedding of photos and video. They also provide an easy way to digitally interact with a schools local and global community.
Please note: school blogs are not intended as a replacement for you WSD school website.
School blog example:
If you are interested in having a classroom, school, or program blog please fill out the following Blog Request Form. Once the form is completed you will be contacted with information regarding your blog URL and your log-in information.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Richard Roberts – Learning Technology Consultant via email firstname.lastname@example.org or VoIP 101371