Now you have your blog, let’s get into some of the fun stuff…
What is a post?
Posts are where you’ll publish your main content such as what’s been happening in your classroom. They are displayed in reverse-chronological order with the most recent post at the top of the page. Your posts are the way in which you add new information, photos or videos to your blog. A good post usually has an open-ended question at the end which requires people to respond and leave comments.
How do I know what to post about?
Have a look at this great video for some good ideas…
Teaching children to make quality comments is an important part of educational blogging. It reinforces important literacy skills and allows for meaningful conversations to occur through your blog. Have a read of Katheen Morris’ informative article on the importance of quality commenting and how to teach commenting skills here.
What is your new blog URL so we can add it to our ‘links’ widget?
Type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent ‘posts’ at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom
Can include text, images and/or media objects
Benefits of Educational Blogging
Purposes of a blog @ Apollo
Virtual window into the classroom
Reflective practice for teachers
How do I create my own blog?
Using the Global 2 platform. Global 2 is a secure host site for Victorian teachers and their students. It is an Edublogs campus site, which means these sites are ad free and have other features not available on standard Edublogs blogs.