Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blogging for All - Give It a Try!

As you begin the school year, I'm sharing an article on blogging that keeps it simple. Blogging is a great way to share information, encourage reading, writing and publishing, and support students to expand their digital footprint in a safe manner.  Check out Educational Blogging Platforms for Students by Johathan Wylie. 
This article shares some free blogging tools, some of which I use. I have written posts about some of the tools that Mr. Wylie discusses.  I've worked with teachers who preferred one blog site over another for various reasons.  You can click through five "kid friendly," safe options for developing a classroom blog.  They all have slightly different features but you can't go wrong choosing from Wylie's list.

Class blogs and teacher blogs are becoming increasingly popular.  This wiki Support Blogging provides an alphabetical list of links to hundreds of school related blogs.  In addition, you will find wonderful information about blogging and resources to use.

I hope readers will enjoy these resources and you will learn about simple blog tools to consider using.  Your blog doesn't have to be complicated or fancy.  Just get a conversation going with your students and see what happens.