I’m an English teacher and grammar snob who is obsessed with technology, teaching, learning, and laughing. I love reading, writing, vocabulary, diagramming sentences (especially gerunds and compound verbs), traveling, ice cream, Apple, apples, apps, books, Kindles, Facebook, Twitter, friends, family, running, step class, being outside, and chocolate.

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  1. mskuei August 17, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Hi Michelle, I found your blogging assignment when I was looking for examples online. I have been blogging for students in the past, but this year I plan to use blogging as an activity to build students’ professional online presence and strengthen our class community. Could I have your permission to borrow your assignment for my classroom? I will of course give you credit and, if you’d like, link the assignment back to your blog. Please let me know. Thank you so much!

    • Michelle Lampinen August 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Hi! Sorry for the delay. Yes, please help yourself to anything you’d like. I love sharing. šŸ™‚ Citing me would be great…thanks so much! Good luck, and let me know how it goes!

  2. Kristin September 10, 2013 at 2:02 am #


    I’m really enjoying following your lead and helping my students start their blogs. Problem: I also have a twitter account, and none of my students–no, not one–will follow me! Your thoughts?

    • Michelle Lampinen September 10, 2013 at 2:10 am #

      I don’t push twitter…if they want to follow me, that’s fine, but if not, that’s ok too! If there’s something I need them to do that involves a twitter chat, I use TodaysMeet as an alternative to those who aren’t comfortable with (or who don’t have parental permission for) twitter. Lots of my kids have gone to twitter be too many adults are on fb, so maybe they want that online space as their own. If your district uses google apps, you can always try a google plus community.

      • Kristin September 10, 2013 at 2:19 am #

        This computer says it is 2:10 am where you live. Are you *really* online at 2:00 am!?!?! Thanks for the heads up about twitter. I’ll take a look at TodaysMeet.

      • Michelle Lampinen September 10, 2013 at 2:22 am #

        Haha, no! I’m in NJ, and it’s 10:20pm. šŸ™‚
        Good luck and keep in touch!

  3. Denise Connor September 12, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    Hi, Michelle. I am an English teacher in Montoursville, PA, and I would like to try blogs with my AP Lang (11th grade) class this year. Could I please use some of your assignment ideas?? I will definitely cite you as a source, and if you don’t mind me bugging you with questions about how you manage and assess all these blogs, I’d love to have your email address. Just drop me a line if you are interested in giving me some feedback. Congrats on making digital literacy an integrated part of your classroom!

    • Michelle Lampinen September 17, 2013 at 3:52 am #

      Hi Denise!
      Yes, take whatever you’d like! And you’re never a bother, as long as you don’t mind if I am sometimes delayed in responding, like I was with this comment! šŸ™‚

  4. James Milliken February 28, 2016 at 3:18 am #

    Michelle, thank you for the link you provided on the OCC for the LangLIt form. I appreciate your attention and kindness to this matter.

  5. Laura Johnson November 15, 2016 at 2:18 am #

    Hi, Michelle. I’m an English teacher from Minnesota. I’m putting together some blog units for a presentation and am wondering if I can get your permission to use some of your materials. I love your different assignment sheets and fantastic blog ideas. Thanks.

    • Michelle Lampinen November 15, 2016 at 2:34 am #

      Hi Laura,
      Yes, that whatever you’d like! I’m happy to help! šŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for asking! Good luck!

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