EduBlogs Teacher Challenge: Blogging Basics from A-Z

This past summer EduBlogs ran a challenge to try to get more teachers online blogging with their students. Each week they sent out an e-mail primer designed to help you hit the ground running in September.

I am attaching the summary links to the summer’s postings – from their website – below.

Happy blogging!


Here are links to all the posts in our latest series on class blogging:

Bullfrog Films: We Are Not Ghosts

We Are Not Ghosts

“This film is a testament to the human spirit. It’s a narrative of perseverance, creativity and innovation as Detroiters build sustainable and healthy communities in the face of long-term deindustrialization and the acute shock of the foreclosure crisis. WE ARE NOT GHOSTS has important lessons for scholars, policy makers and practitioners interested in rebuilding our distressed urban landscape.”
Dr. Derek Hyra, Associate Professor of Urban Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

“A vision of hope and sustainability, and highly recommended for public and classroom viewing as well as for library documentary collections.”
Midwest Book Review

Learn more…  Watch the trailer.

NFB: Remembrance Day

Consider the NFB’s Virtual Classroom this Remembrance Day.

To mark Remembrance Day 2012, in partnership with the Canadian War Museum, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is offering students the rare opportunity to meet Royal 22e Régiment soldiers, in person or virtually, and to learn about their time in Afghanistan. These military men and women were the focus of the recent documentary The Van Doos in Afghanistan.

Booklist Video Reviews

This fifteenth issue of Booklist Online Video Review, containing 19 new video reviews…

This issue’s starred reviews are two adult titles, Million Calorie March and Semper Fi: Always Faithful. The first film follows Gary Marino on a 1,200-mile walk from Jacksonville, Florida, to Boston, Massachusetts, to raise awareness about obesity. Despite injuries and other obstacles, Marino, who once weighed 397 pounds, never loses his sense of humor, making his journey both inspiring and lighthearted. On the other hand, there’s nothing lighthearted about Semper Fi: Always Faithful, a gripping documentary focusing on a retired U.S. Marine’s successful efforts to expose the extreme cover-up of one of the worst cases of water contamination in U.S. history, at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Always faithful, indeed…

Young filmmakers may be interested in a new literary video contest for kids, presented by children’s authors Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo. The finalist videos will be featured at the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at Symphony Space in New York City on December 2, 2012. See for more details about this exciting competition.