Blogging

Getting started
1. Click here for a great guide to getting started on Blogger. Click here for Blogger's YouTube channel with lots of how-to videos. Click here for a step-by-step guide to get started and here to jazz up your blog.  Click here for another document to get you started with Blogger. Click here and here and here for some free blogger templates. Click here for some cute pre-made design templates that cost $. Click here for lots of free templates.
2. Click here for a video and here for a document and here for a blogpost explaining how to create a blog on WordPress.com. Click here and here for more videos.
3. Click here for videos for starting with Blogger, Edublog and Wordpress. 
4. Click here to learn how to blog on Edublog.com and with instructions on setting up a class blog too.
5. Click here for a video on using TypePad. 
6. Click here for some good advice about setting up a blog.
7. Click here for loads of information on blogging for beginners. 
8. Click here for "10 tips for teachers starting a blog". 
9. Click here for a tutorial on creating a blog with Google sites. Click here for a student blog using Google sites. 
10. Click here for a good blogpost describing the different blogging platforms available.
11. Click here for a video explaining how to set up a blog on Google sites.

Videos on blogging 
1. Click here for a video on what blogs are all about.
2. Click here for a great video on "Blogs, in plain English".
3. Click here for a great video on "Wikis, in plain English".
4. Click here for 3 great videos on blogging with students.
5. Click here for a wonderful animated video about kids blogging. 
6. Click here for a video of a teacher explaining why he blogs with his students. 

Blogging platforms for students 
1. Kidblog.org is a kids blogging website. Click here and here and here and for videos on how to get started. Click here for a step-by-step guide.  Click here to see my class blogs (login: guest, password: guest). STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESSES NOT REQUIRED. Click here for a blogpost with a great document on internet safety and a letter home. Click here for reasons why students should be blogging.
2. Click here to see a class blog using http://wordpress.com/ 
Click here for instructions on how to do this. STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESSES REQUIRED.
3. Click here and here to see classblogs using EduBlogs.org. Click here to learn how to do it. STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESSES REQUIRED. Or not? Click here.
Click here to learn about how to set up student email addresses from your email address. Click here for more info on setting up a class on Edublogs.
4. Click here for a classblog using Blogger.com. Click here for instructions on how to set one up. STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESSES REQUIRED. Or not? Click here 
for samples of student blogs and here for instructions. These blogs cannot remain private.
5. Click here for a classblog using Google Sites (Teacher's homepage is Google Sites. Student blogs are Blogger.) Click here for more information on how to set one up (scroll down slightly). Click here for a description of setting up ePortfolios with Google Sites.
6. http://www.21classes.com/ and http://classblogs.us/ are other secure student blogging platforms. 
7. http://primaryblogger.co.uk/ A blogging platform for primary students. 
8. http://www.edmodo.com/ 
9. http://quadblogging.net/ A website that allows you to blog with other students. Click here for more info to persuade your admin to let your students blog publicly.
10. Click here for a Google doc of classes Blogging in French. Add your class blog to it! 
11. Click here for a great blogpost called "10 reasons why students should blog".
12. Click here for a fantastic blogpost describing other things you should do with your students to prepare them for blogging.



Some great school/class blogs 
1. Click here for a great class blog on animals. 
2. Click here for a great Kindergarten blog.
3. Click here for a great blog "Teaching Blog Addict" with many blogs organized by grade level. 
4. Click here to see some student Wikis.
5. Click here and here for examples of a class blogs. 
6. Click here for a huge list of classroom blogs. 
7. Click here for a great grade 3 blog. 
8. Click here for a great collection of classroom blogs. 
9. Click here for a great guide on blogging with students.  
10. Click here for a Google Map of class blogs around the world. 
11. http://comments4kids.blogspot.com/ 
Find other students blogs around the world. 
12. Click here for a list of "100 seriously cool class blogs". 
13. Click here for lots of French Immersion classes to blog with.


Cool stuff for your blog 
1. Awesome revolving globe widget for blogs: http://www.revolvermaps.com/ 
2. Click here to add a cool Multi-language dictionary widget to your blog.
3. Click here to add a cool "Un mot par jour" with audio to your blog.
4. Click here for a widget to add clocks from around the world.
5. Click here for lots of buttons for your blog. 
6. Click here to get the coolest blog widget ever: scrolling visitors' countries.
7. Click here for free cartoons for your blog.
8. Click here for a great article on Blogging for Teachers. Includes cool widgets. 
9. Click here for a LiveBinder on "Cool things for your Website". TON of info! 

Wikis
1. Click here for a document explaining the differences between blogs and wikis.
2. Click here for instructions on making a Wiki and here
3. Click here for tips for a good-looking Wiki.  
4. Click here for a great Wiki page about student blogs. 
5. Click here for a great Wiki page about Wikis. 
6. Click here for some wiki basics.
7. Click here for the top 10 sites for creating a Wiki. 
8. Click here for an article on "8 Ways To Use A School Wiki to Increase Communication, Collaboration, and Enrich Instruction" 
9. Click here for a blogpost explaining "How and why to create a class wiki". 

Blogging testimonials
1. Click here for a blogpost called "1 1/2 years later". 

Miscellaneous blogging info
1. Click here for a great article on blogging.
2. Click here and here and here for ideas on blogging in the classroom. 
3. Click here for an excellent PP on 57 ideas for class blog posts.
4. Click here for lots of info about student blogging. 
5. Click here and here and here for lots of info about class blogging.
6. Click here for an article on Tips for blogging.  
7. Click here for a good blog on how to blog. Check the links in the top R. hand corner.
8. Click here for Cybraryman's Blogs page. 
9. Click here for 64 Interesting Ideas for Class Blog Posts. 
10. Click here for a great blogpost about class blogging.
11. Click here for instructions on how you can back up your Blogger blog (and Edublog also). 
12. Click here for a Google doc on ideas on using student blogs.
13. Click here for a great blogpost explaining the basics of student blogging. 
14. Click here for "10 Ideas for Class Blog Posts." 
15. Click here for some good information on blogs and wikis.
16. Click here for a great blogpost on "Everything you need to know about educational blogging"
17. Click here for a blogpost called "14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging".
18. Click here for a blogpost called "12 Reasons to Blog with Your Students".
19. Click here see the winners of the Education Blog awards, 2011.
20. Click here for a great Google Doc called "90 educators share their best blog posts", put together by Justin Tarte. 
21. Click here for a blogpost called "10 reasons to get educators blogging".
22. Click here for a blogpost called "Integrating Blogging into the Curriculum".
23. Click here for a Google Doc called: "Ideas for your classroom blog, K-6"
24. Click here for an amazing LiveBinder on classblogs.
25. Click here for a great blogpost on blogging with students, and 2 great presentations.
26. Click here for a blogpost called "Six Reasons Why Kids Should Know How to Blog".
27. Edit student blogposts with Google Chrome add-on tool "Awesome screenshot". Click here and here (scroll down to "Guest", then password "Guest") for examples. 
28. Click here for an excellent blogpost called "Blogging: Teaching Commenting Skills".
29. Click here for a great blogpost called "10 reasons why your students should be blogging". 
30. Click here for some good tips about student blogging. 
31. Click here for a blogpost called "7 reasons why Teachers should be blogging" by Steve Wheeler. 
32. Click here for a blogpost called "10 reasons why your students should be blogging".
 

3 comments:

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