Learn About Blogging

What is a blog?

If you are unfamiliar with blogs, they are like online journals. Blogs are essentially websites where administrators (in our case Miss Jordan, Mrs Morris and 2KJ/2KM students) can add posts which are displayed in reverse chronological order. There are panels on the side (called widgets) where you can find past posts, recent comments, our global visitors and more.

We use our blog to add information about what is happening in 2KM and 2KJ and to connect with parents and classes around the world.

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Why Blog?

2011 is the fourth year Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris have had class blogs and they’ve seen so many benefits for their students.

Blogs are great because you can share things with a wide audience. Instead of just the teacher seeing the students’ work, all of the parents can view the work and leave comments. Having a blog helps to strengthen home-school partnerships and build a sense of classroom community.

Using blogs is also a great way for students to improve their ICT skills and get experience using an emerging technology.

Students improve their literacy skills while blogging and it a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about appropriate online behaviours.

One of the most rewarding experiences from blogging is the global connections we make. We are able to communicate and even Skype with our blogging buddies from all over the world. Blogs flatten our classroom walls!

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* Look at the page on the tab up the top called Blog Guidelines to see how we approach interment safety.

For more information on blogs, this video clip is an excellent, simple explanation of what blogs are all about. Check it out!

2 thoughts on “Learn About Blogging

  1. Pingback: Five Steps to Starting a Class Blog in 2012 | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom

  2. Hi Kathleeen,
    You’ve got some wonderful stuff here! Your reputation for sharing your ideas is well established; I wonder if I may draw from the ideas and resources from your class blog and your ‘Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom’ blog – in particular your resources for informing parents and getting them involved in blogging with their child’s class.
    Regards,
    Jd

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