Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blogging ...Where do I begin?

That is a great question!  I have had several teachers ask me about setting up blogs
http://ctmls.ctreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/blogging.jpgfor use with students as well as to have students create their own  blog.  I will be sharing how to create two different types of blogs in the next two weeks.  As a general rule, elementary teachers (especially K-4) tend to go the KidBlog route for simplicity in setting up class blogs, not needing an email to set up for students, and the security controls that go along with the product.  We will be looking at setting this digital tool up next week.

Many middle and high school teachers also are considering blogging - but tend to select Blogger as it is part of our student Google package and thus students already have accounts just waiting to be logged into and set up.  This is the digital tool we will explore over the next week...breaking down the settings and creating blog posts!

The first thing you will want to do is to logon to Blogger - so go to http://www.blogger.com/ to get started!  Video Break - a 3 minute tutorial to help get you started!



So you are set up and now wondering what you might want to do with your blog?  Let's take a quick look at this blog and see if we can't give you some ideas for planning purposes!



Whew - I know this is a LOT, but it is a good idea to do a little planning before you dive into setting up your blog.  Share your ideas on #lpsconnects to connect with other educators and grow your PLN in the process of creating something new and exciting for your students!

In our next session, we will be working on the Settings and Layout features of Blogger!

Blogger Image: http://ctmls.ctreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/blogging.jpg