An online journal that gives your students a potentially world-wide audience for their writing, art, photography, videos, etc.
Blogs in Plain English video
Blogging may lead to…
All Students being involved in academic social practices that align with their “after school” lives and the 21 st century learner
Class/Personal blogs allows all student ability groups to shape their own identities
Video, Audio, Art, Texts motivate all students to engage in their learning
Students are highly motivated to learn from each other and share ideas
Our Students Benefit from Blogging on class and personal Blog
Student Bloggers become better critical thinkers, by sharing their ideas, supporting their ideas and defending their ideas
Student Bloggers share their writing with a wider authentic audience, beyond their own teacher, and are likely to feel more accountable
Student Bloggers learn how to be 21st century communicators, by embedding images, audio, and video into their text
Pros and Possible Issues
Access at home or school, mobile experiences, time
Homework- loss of work, parent support
Eco Solutions- less paper used, calendars, newsletters,
Who’s on board? Principals and school boards?
Shift in thinking can take time for educators or excitement is contagious
Setting up your blog Edublogs are completely free, and come with 20MB of free upload space (easily extended to 5 GB as a Edublogs Pro ) To sign up for an Edublogs blog: 1. Go to Edublogs.org 2. Click on the ‘ Free’ or “Pro’ image
Setting up your blog
3. This takes you to the Edublogs sign up page where you need to enter your:
email address---don’t have to have an email address but will not be able to change password later
tick you agree to TOS (terms of Service)
click Next .
You will be sent an activation email once your account is created. This email normally arrives within 30 minutes.
Use only lowercase letters and numbers, with no spaces, in your username
Your username is what you use to sign into your blog dashboard and is displayed on posts and comments you write. You can’t change your username, you can change what name is displayed .
WHAT’S YOUR Address (Domain/ URL)
4. On the next page enter your blog domain (i.e. blog URL), blog title, select your preferred privacy and language, enter the Captcha word and click Signup .
Use only lowercase letters and numbers, with no spaces, in your blog URL
Blog URLs can’t be changed once created
Use a blog URL that reflects what your blog is about and is unique
Keep in mind people need to be able to remember and easily type your blog URL into their browser – where possible try to keep your blog URL short but meaningful
Don’t stress too much about your blog title as this can be changed any time.
5. Next you should see a page with your blog title and instructions to check your email inbox.
This email should arrive within 30 minutes.
6. Click on the link in the email to activate your account.
The differences in Accounts http:// edublogs.org /guide/
Posts - change regularly, edit, tag categories, title categories