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Blogs are powerful teaching and learning tools for both students and teachers. They can be used for student reflection, class webpages, professional development, and much more. The resources provided below introduce teachers to blogging on the read/write web. Feel free to share your blog below or any ideas on how to incorporate blogs into a classroom.
More information on blogs can be found at Wikipedia:
Blogs in Plain English
By Common Craft
Other Videos at:
Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)
by Marc Wagner
This session briefly introduces participants to the read/write web, and to weblogs, or blogs, specifically. A live demonstration of
will illustrate that… “If you can email, you can blog.” This presentation was first given at the
K12 Conference Online
Ideas for Integrating Blogs Across the Curriculum
One Example Is -
Audio-Blog a Family Reunion
Have students bring in photos of their family events. Students could post these on VoiceThread (
). This is an online audio blogging site that allows you to upload photos and then post a voice response to the image. You can also annotate the image with text. Student and family members could all leave their impressions about what happened at various family events. What a great way to make a family genealogy project more dynamic.
For more examples -
Please feel free to add how you use blogs to this list and then repost.
Ideas for Classroom Blogs.doc
It is also recommended that you review theses session files -
Part I - Creating Your First Blog.pptx
Part I - Creating Your First Blog.ppt
Part II - Adding Page Elements.pptx
Part II - Adding Page Elements.ppt
Part III - Making Your Blog Dynamic.pptx
Part III - Making Your Blog Dynamic.ppt
Part IV - Embed Video, Audio and Documents.pptx
Part IV - Embed Video, Audio and Documents.ppt
Tips for Promoting Your Blog
Write quality content and do it well.
Keep your posts and paragraphs short.
Publish regular updates.
Submit your address to blog search sites and directories.
Put your blog URL in your email signature
More tips can be found at:
Check out these Blog Guides
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"