There are many ways you can use a blog – here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Share news, views, ideas, pictures, videos, and more
The web is a fantastic tool when it comes to sharing news and resources – all you have to do on your Edublog is upload, or copy and paste, your materials to your blog and they’ll be instantly accessible from school and from home. You can read, write and reflect on so many thing ! Would you like to respond to to someone else’s ideas? Comment on what’s been happening? Get involved in activities? Publish your school work for others to see? Start a blog now and have fun!
2. Get into discussions
See what students are writing, and join in discussions about what you are learning. The great thing about having a learning and writing space online is that you can track exactly what you are doing, and keep a record of your learning reflections. There are many options for ‘conversion’ though an Edublog. administrative panel.
3. Create a class publication
Ever been interested in creating an up-to-date newspaper? Well, its really easy with your Edublog. Teachers can add students as contributors, authors and even editors in order to produce a custom designed, finely tuned and engaging collaborative online publication by your class, your sport group, your co-curricular activity – in fact, almost anything.
4. Getting students blogging
It’s all very good sending your students off to blog sites, or even creating them for them, but you need to operate as a hub for their work and a place where they can easily visit each others blogs from. Your own Edublog can be used to glue together your students blogs, track what they are doing, and keep the learning conversation happening 24/7.
5. Integrate multimedia of all descriptions
With a couple of clicks you can embed online video, multimedia presentations, slideshows and more into your edublog and mix it up with your text and static resources. Just select the video, podcasts or slidecast you’d like to use and put it in your blog to illustrate, engage and improve your own creative space.
6. Get feedback
There’s nothing that says you can’t allow anonymous commenting on a blog (although you’re also entirely within your rights to put all comments through moderation!) but why not think about using a blog as a place for students – and even parents, to air issues, leave feedback or generally tell you how great you are.
7. Create a fully functional website
One of the great things about Edublogs are that they are much, much more than just blogging tools. In fact, you can use your blog to create a multi-layered, in-depth, multimedia rich website – that hardly looks like a blog at all. So, if you’d rather create a set of static content, archive of important information or even index for your library – you can bend an Edublog to suit your needs.