By the end of this session you will have:
An understanding of the benefits of using
blogging with EFL learners.
An understanding of how to create a basic
What is a blog?
A blog is a website in which items are
posted on a regular basis and displayed.
The term blog is a shortened form of the
What is a blogger?
A person who posts these entries is called
Blogs use a conversational style of
Benefits of Blogs
How might you use blogs to benefit your
Providing extra reading practice for students.
To guide students to online resources
appropriate for their level.
To increase the sense of community in a class.
To encourage shy students to participate.
To encourage a process-writing approach.
As an online portfolio of student written work.
What is WordPress?
WordPress was created as a blogging
WordPress allows you to create Posts.
Posts are the principal element (or
content) of a blog. The posts are writings,
compositions and discussions. Without
posts, there is no blog!
Creating a WordPress blog
Today we will learn how to create a basic
The Registration Process
Customizing your website
Customizing Your Site
What blogging activities can
you think of to use with your
Weekly Quiz based on classroom
A review of level specific online resources
Writing entries for homework
Blogging provides a great forum for
communicating with your students.
Blogging can be used as a tool to set
Blogging creates a great way of
enhancing students’ writing skills by
allowing students to draft and redraft their
contributions under teacher guidance.
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.