30 Incredible Blogs Written By Students

This is part of a series of ‘Best of 2011‘ posts where we share some of the best education-related materials of the past year. Be sure to check back on a regular basis as we’ve got some pretty exciting stuff coming soon!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 18 months since starting Edudemic, it’s that teachers love to blog and communicate. But what about the students? Students as young as 6 are actively blogging right now. They’re talking about interesting lessons they just took part in, what life in the classroom is like, and basically sharing like never before. Back when I was in school, (many moons ago) there were no blogs or social networks that let me share my ideas and thoughts. I had to stick to communicating with those in my class or, at best, my parents. While I had a wonderfully nurturing education experience, I sincerely envy the students of today. They’re given a chance to explore and interact with fellow students from around the world with little to no effort.

That’s why I am so thrilled to bring you this must-see list of student blogs. Written by students as young as 6 and old as 14, they’ve all got something to say. These student blogs were all nominated during this year’s Edublogs awards so be sure to vote for them if you find one particularly enjoyable. Do you know of a student blog that you’d like to see added to this list? Let us know about it in the comments or on the Edudemic Facebook page!

15 Comments

  1. carterse

    December 8, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Oh! Thank you SO much for sharing. This is inspirational AND hopefully influential.

    (Unfortunately, my kiddos are at a school that vehemently blocks Edublogs and/or any form of social learning/media.

    • edudemic

      December 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

      @carterse well that’s no fun! You should show administrators this list and have them peruse some of the blogs. Good luck!

      • carterse

        December 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

        @edudemic@carterse

        Have done.

        (bangs head on desk)

        I’ve been ‘encouraging’ and pushing for a few years now. They run when they see me coming. District email blocks links, but sometimes they go through.

        • edudemic

          December 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

          Craziness. Even if they’re bit.ly or t.co links? I’m guessing redirection doesn’t skirt their firewall (or whatever the jargon is) @carterse

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  5. Party Rental

    August 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Blogging has evolved into a worldwide phenomena. The internet has provided such a broad field of communication. I’m thankful for modern technology, and I continue to read and educate myself through various blogs found online.

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  7. David

    September 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    We have just completed a two term long collaborative writing project. The end result is a 20 000 word book written by the students based on the Hunger Games book. The student book is called Fuel to the Fire and will be a free download from the Kindle store. The students have loved this work, the teachers and the principal have loved it even more as they have been able to measure a dramatically increased engagement with and enthusiasm for reading and writing by by boys in particular, a particularly troublesome demographic to engage in literacy. You can read all about the project here http://dakinane.com/blog/2012/09/24/hunger-games-update-fuel-to-the-fire/ and we are wanting to repeat this project again, but this time on a global scale. Please contact me if you are interested in taking part.

  8. Dan

    October 23, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I read few of these blogs, and I must admit that these kids are amazing, they are really very talented and smart… Blogging is really is good way for learning or teaching. In theory, blogging and social media must teach students to socialize and communicate with people and discuss interesting subjects rather than having silly conversations about people. But sometimes, instead of becoming more sociable, a kid or a teenage may become unable to communicate with his subordinates in real life and he might feel intimidated by face to face conversations… So the parents and teachers should pay attention to that fact.

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  10. Tom X

    October 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    i am 10 years old and this is my website

    http://koochifriends.webs.com/

    I hope you enjoy reading it

  11. Izzy

    November 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for the information!! I enjoyed reading this. I will check out the blogs listed.

  12. Caitlyn

    November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    That is great information! I will be sure to check out the blogs!