Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome Students From EDM 310 Class in Alabama!

Mrs. Yollis' class has  received many wonderful comments from college students!  These lovely people are education majors at the University of South Alabama and are members of Dr. Strange’s EDM 310 class. This college-level class is learning how to integrate technology in the classroom.

Here are a few samples of the quality comments we've received:

Like any good blogger, Mrs. Yollis started to respond to the commenters!

So many wonderful comments were coming in that Mrs. Yollis responded to the college students as a group!

Teachers, here is a wiki made by Mrs. Yollis called:  
The section about teaching comments is quite useful.

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Mrs. Yollis would like to invite students, parents, and other bloggers to share their experiences! 

What advice would you give these future teachers with regard to blogging?

Do you recommend that they have a class blog? 
What are the benefits? 


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I think it is great that we have been getting comments from college students. That is the sign of a great classroom blog. Do you think all of them will have classroom blogs?

    Dear EDM310,

    I have some advice about blogging for all of you. You always want to proof-read before you publish your comment because it might not say what you think it says. I hope you all get classroom blogs when you are teachers. If you do I will try to find them and follow them.


  2. Dear EDM 310 students,
    I am Jaden's mom and I will start by telling you how blessed I feel that my son got Mrs. Yollis as a teacher this year. Her style of teaching is so amazing and I hope that you will follow her blog and use her as a role model! Not only does her blog provide our family with a direct look at what is going on in the classroom, she has found a way to excite the students and is giving them life skills that far exceeded my expectations for a third grade classroom. I have seen these kids grow tremendously with their conversation skills through blogging and commenting. They are learning about other parts of the world by blogging with other classes and sharing information about their cultures where they live.

    My son was one of the first kids in her class this year to EARN his own blog. I am very proud. Mrs. Yollis held a parent meeting and made sure that we were all onboard with our children having their blogs and made sure that we understood that this was a joint effort and a big undertaking to make sure that we as parents moderated their blogs. I think the most important piece of advice I can give is to make sure you teach safety on the Internet. It is very scary how much information is out there and we do our best to make sure that we know what our children are doing online. I think you need to be sure that the kids never give information where someone can pinpoint exactly where they live or post pictures that directly identifies a child.

    I think that teaching with the technology that we use in our every day lives is one of the best gifts you can give your future students. Good luck to all of you and if you use Mrs. Yollis as a guide to blogging and teaching you will be amazing teachers!

  3. Dear EDM 310,
    Welcome to the world of blogging!
    I am a parent of a student in Mrs. Yollis' class. I have enjoyed learning how to blog this year with the students. I agree that it is a great way to see what the children are doing in class and interact with them. Ben has learned so much from the blog. His typing and writing skills have improved immensely. He has learned so much from other children around the world that blog too.

    My advice would be to try to check in on your blogs daily to keep a rapport going with everyone. And a good tip is to copy your text before you publish it. Sometimes you may lose it so it's nice to have it saved and you can just copy it back into the box.

    Enjoy the world of blogging!
    Ben's mom

  4. Dear EDM130,

    I would like to welcome you all too the world of blogging.

    This is a truly wonderful way of learning and growing together.
    I have blog with Mrs Yollis since early last year and have loved every single moment of blogging on her blog.
    It is just amazing just how much one can learn from each other even when you are living down under in Australia.

    I feel the best advice I can give you all is to be loyal to you new found blogs you visit. Ben,s mum said it beautifully in her comment to you all.
    Happy blogging.

    Yours sincerely,


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