Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers
This chart was created by Richard Byrne to help teachers quickly identify the blogging service that meets their needs.
Weebly for Education is Perfect for You and Your Students
Weebly is perfect for creating classroom websites, student e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. Our drag & drop website editor is stunningly simple to use, and appropriate for use with students of all ages. Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control. Weebly was named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of the year,
ESC Region 11 list of links and resources
for blogging in Education
Blogging in the Primary Classroom
Presentation by Megan Pettit, Dual Language 1st Grade Teacher
Why have a Class Blog?
Things to Consider
Thoughts from Mrs. Yollis' 3rd grade class.
Blogging Takes Time
Strengthening Language Skills - Teachers create blogs for a variety of reasons. I use the blog to share what we are learning in class and to strengthen language arts skills. As a class, we discussed the standard of writing that is acceptable for third graders and each student blogger must meet that standard to get a post or a comment published.
More from Mrs. Yollis' on Educational Blogging: http://educational-blogging.wikispaces.com/Curriculum+Examples
Once on this page, look on the left side for more topics. (Creative Commons, How to Write a Quality Comment, Sample Blog Posts, What Students Write About, Privacy Issues, etc.)
Student Typing Skills
Knowing how to type is an essential skill. Here are some ideas to get your students typing:
http://www.powertyping.com/rain.shtml - there is a button on the upper left "tell me how" that explains the game.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ - Dance Mat Typing
http://games.wordgames.com/media/typing-defense.swf - Typing Defense
http://www.roomrecess.com/pages/PopcornTyper.html - Popcorn Typer