What?

Blogging doesn’t have to be a series of diary-style entries by a single person. Blogs can have many users at the same time, enough for a whole class or even school, and there are many applications available that can be used to embed pictures, video and audio into posts. There is no set way a blog can be used in schools and no set frequency of use.

Here are some different ways in which blogs can be used by schools.

  • Stories

http://wellsprings.creativeblogs.net/2012/11/24/the-human-mermaid-story-part-1/

http://story.heathfieldcps.net/

  • Setting homework

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/ac/P7homework/2012/04/27/balanced-arguments/

  • Questionnaires

http://year6rc.edublogs.org/2012/11/26/picture-book-survey/

  • Links to resources – a particular link that a class is using frequently or to resources that may be useful.

Westbury Schoool blogging resources

  • Audio/video

http://welldone.heathfieldcps.net/2012/12/03/jessica-evaluates-nurture-group/

https://www.makewav.es/story/11836/title/videodiary8day7notredameschoolvisit

  • Getting kids writing – Whole school writing projects!

http://pandora.heathfieldcps.net/

  • ¬†Incentive – children’s work being picked to go on the class blog has been likened to being picked to have their best work go up on the wall.

http://welldone.heathfieldcps.net/2012/11/29/spelling-sensation/