This follows on from the earlier post on Creative Commons.
Use this feature on their website to search the internet for images and files you can use in your blog.
You can search for a variety of things and select whether you want to use them for commercial reasons or whether you want to be able to ‘modify, adapt or build upon’ them.
This is a comprehensive resource however the results you find are not likely to display accreditation information clearly so you will have to check the terms and conditions on each individual website.
The global nature of blogs allows for pupils to receive comments on their work from outside the school and home. Comments, like posts, can be moderated by staff before being published and this ‘real’ audience can really encourage pupils to write. You never know, you might start a discussion with an ambassador…
Within the classroom comments are a brilliant way to get pupils to peer assess eachother’s work. Staff can leave comments as they would in an exercise book with praise and recommendations for improvements, and pupils can do the same.
As tagged pupil posts are easily searched for, pupils can reference the chronology of their work online and see for themselves how they’ve improved.
Reflective practice, peer assessment and incentive to write all in one feature!
Tagging your posts with key terms is a useful way of organising your blog posts.
Tags are key words that describe your post. If you click on a tag, it will show you every post that has used that tag.
Pupils can tag their entries with their name for easy access to all their posts. This is useful for teachers, pupils and parents.
This blog uses tags to categorise resources. For example, if you are interested in using audio in blog posts, click on the ‘audio’ tag for a selection of entries.