Blogging in the Classroom Tips and Tricks

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Get your students blogging so that they can share their work and thoughts every day. Blogging provides the learners with a stage to be more interactive and glued to the lessons taught or to be taught in the classroom.

Blogging in the Classroom Tips and Tricks

The word blog is slang for weB LOG, which is a “journal” that is available on the web. Educators are beginning to use blogs in a variety of ways. Some teachers use blogs to communicate with parents about weekly events in their class. Other educators use blogs to share their ideas and teaching experiences with their colleagues.
Our grade six class has started using blogs to improve our writing by sharing daily class and school events with parents and friends. Each day one student is assigned to write a blog about the previous day’s events. Students may write the blog at school or home using Word Press. 
Some students write their blog at home after the day is over, and those without computers or internet access in the classroom write them the next day at school with the help of an educational assistant. Furthermore, Students that struggle with writing use a program called Co-Writer to help them spell more efficiently when writing their daily blog.
Many schools and university management have created their organizational website and blog to inform and update prospective students and their parents about their programs and course schedules.
Blogs can be used in a number of ways to enhance the learning experience in the classroom.
·   Update students about courses you intend to offer in the upcoming semester. Allow students to view class catalogs plus fill up or download an online class registration form along with a secure transfer of registration fees without traveling to the school or university to complete formalities.
·      Blogs are great platforms to carry on discussions from a distance. Students can simply respond to blog posts and discuss topics through comments.
·     Allow students to publish their assignments and project works on their individual blogs for you to easily edit the same.
·    Teachers can post various assignment outlines; plus the key points of the lectures on the class blog which is easily accessible by the learners. It will specifically benefit those students who were unable to attend the lecture. They can follow the discussions without any problems.
·      Add important website links plus your upcoming class registration details (online class registration form, etc.) on the blog for people to book a seat.
·   Communicate with students and their parents by posting important information about upcoming field trips, related registration forms, and trip-related documents for easy viewing online with instant downloading options.
Teachers should encourage their students to create blogs and update it regularly posting topics that will be discussed in the upcoming classes. It will help students to get an idea as to what will be discussed in the next class; plus read through text books or search for added information on the internet preparing themselves before joining the class.
Get your students blogging so that they can share their work and thoughts every day. Blogging provides the learners with a stage to be more interactive and glued to the lessons taught or to be taught in the classroom. Blogs act as a great collaborative platform where all students and teachers can participate and quickly create, co-manage, and even edit content, if needed.
 
Get your students blogging so that they can share their work and thoughts every day. Blogging provides the learners with a stage to be more interactive and glued to the lessons taught or to be taught in the classroom.
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