I began blogging with my students in 2008. Back then it was a ‘fun’ experiment and little did I know how many benefits and rich experiences would evolve.
My 2012/2013 class blog was http://4kmand4kj.global2.vic.edu.au I have been on family leave from full time teaching since 2013.
Blogging is a fantastic way to strengthen the connections between home, school and the world. The amount of learning that can happen through blogging is priceless. I believe the future of blogging is bright, as I elaborated on in my September, 2017 post: Are Blogs Dead?
Read more about the benefits of classroom blogging on a 2017 feature post on The Edublogger: Ten Reasons Every Educator Should Start Blogging.
Check out this video I made with my grade two students to explain the benefits of blogging.
Can’t see the video? You can view it directly on YouTube.
Highlights Of Posts I Have Written About Educational Blogging
Getting Started with Blogging
Getting Started With Global2 (this is a guide for the Edublogs CampusPress platform which is free for educators and students in Government and Catholic schools in Victoria, Australia)
Parents and Blogging
Edublogger’s Guide to Involving Parents with Blogs (The Edublogger, September 2017)
Blogging and the Curriculum
Posts about Student Blogs
Different Approaches to Using Student Blogs and Digital Portfolios (The Edublogger, October 2017)
Blogging: Assessment and Data
Collaboration through Blogging
Permission, Privacy and Blogging Guidelines
Obtaining Permission to Blog with Students (published on The Edublogger, August 2017)
Obstacles to Blogging and Using ICT
Teachers: Finding Time to Blog (published on The Edublogger, September 2017)
Teaching Quality Commenting (guest post for Edublogs Teacher Challenge)
Using Images in Blog Posts
Making Educational Blogging Work for You (guest post for Free Technology for Teachers)
For more information about educational blogging visit the The Edublogger blog. This site has been a wealth of information for me for many years, and I am now a contributor!