34 ideas for aclassroom blog Fiona Beal @fibeal http://fionabeal.edublogs.org http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
What is a classroom blog?This is a two way connection between a school- based environment and the world. It allows the world to peek into the school environment and see what is happening – and the class to venture into the world and learn from other classrooms.There is sharing of thoughts, ideas, events and resources.
#3. An ‘about me’ sectionTry to say something about yourself. Even if youkeep your location private say who you are. http://2kmand2kj.global2.vic.edu.au/about/about-our-teachers/
#4. A photo of your classIt is great to include a photo of your class in your‘About me’ section.‘Zoom.it’ (a free programme) gives a great close-up view.http://zoom.it/dhlXView this in a post:http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/2011/08/will-you-be-next-to-attend-partners-in.html
Make sure everyone in your class is in the picture!
#5. Add widgets to your blogWidgets are the little side items one puts on a blogto make it more interesting.Take a look at widgets on my classroom bloghttp://fionabeal.edublogs.org
#6. Add your curriculum at the side It is always so interesting to see what the class is learning about
#7. Use Live-writer to write posts Download and use Windows Live Writer. You can appoint children in your class to write the posts and just save them of-line for you to check what they have writtenhttp://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-not-try-using-live-writer-for-blog.html
#8. Invest in a digitalcamera and use it a lot!Photos just make a blog. The parents willlove seeing what the class does
#9. Join Picasa to upload your photos and share them with parents.Use Picasa slideshowswhen you have a lot ofphotoshttp://picasa.google.com/
#10. Make slideshows regularlyUse the different sites•Picasa - http://picasa.google.com/•Photopeach - http://photopeach.com/•Picture cube- http://www.picturecube3d.com
#11. Make a photosynth of your classroom! Download photosynth and let people look at your wall decorations etc. http://photosynth.net/view. aspx?cid=fd71f194-6973- 42ca-85f2-f6633b18ab26
#12. Use talking photos.These are great to record an outing orsomething you have just done in class.http://www.fotobabble.com/
#13. Take photos of projectsAddpicturesof projectsto yourblog.
#14. Make videos of yourclass activities and upload themUse your camera totake videos andeasily upload them toyour blog. You canupload hem directlyor use a channel as http://2kmand2kj.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/09/2shown in the next 1/2km-2kj-dinosaur-conference/slide
#15. Get a class or school channel on School Tube This is a safe place for teachers to post their videos