Blogging In The Classroom

Blogging In The Classroom

Author: Carrie Smith

Explain the benefits of blogging in the classroom as well as how to start your own blog with text and visuals.

A great way to document the journey of the school year is with your classroom’s very own blog. Blogging can be a great way to keep track of all the memorable events that occur in our lives. Having a classroom blog can be used to display all the adventures that take place throughout the school year. Best of all, its FREE!

Teachers can keep parents and students informed about upcoming events that will be taking place. Students can be included in the creation of the blog as well. They can display their hard work they have completed throughout the year. It can also be a great tool to allow students to blog about what they have learned in the classroom.

Creating a blog is quick and easy. Take a look at the information below to see how you can start your very own classroom blog.

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Classroom Blogs

Here are some great classroom blogs that show just how useful this tool can be...

* http://kreativeinkinder.blogspot.com/

Kreative in Kinder is a kindergarten blog created by Crystal.

* http://rowdyinfirstgrade.blogspot.com/

Rowdy in First Grade is a first grade blog created by Jennifer.

* http://cbuffkin.blogspot.com/

Grooving into 3rd Grade is a third grade blog created by Caycie.

* http://mrwilliams6thgradescience.blogspot.com/

Mr. William's 6th Grade Science Blog. 

Blogs You May Be Interested In.....

There are so many great blogs available to teachers these days. Here are a few that you may be interested in that offer tips, resources, and free downloads....

* http://subhubonline.blogspot.com/

* http://theorganizedclassroomblog.com/

These blogs offers great tips and ideas for teachers and subs. There are plenty of free printables that you can download for future refrence.

* http://www.teachingblogcentral.com/

This is a great site that offers an organized way to view several blogs. Each blog that is added to the site is seperated by grade level. When you click on the grade level you are interested in, you get a running feed that provides unlimited amounts of information from different blogs.

* http://www.classroomfreebies.com/

Tons of great resources available on this site. You can find so many great ideas to use in the classroom while browsing through the posts.  


How To Create A Blog On Blogger

Here is a video that will walk you through the steps of setting up a free blog.

Step By Step Tutorial

Here is a step by step visual on how to create a blog.