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.
- Setting homework
- Links to resources – a particular link that a class is using frequently or to resources that may be useful.
- Getting kids writing – Whole school writing projects!
- 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.