Comparison of Blogging Services for TeachersThis 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,
http://education.weebly.com/ed-features.phpESC Region 11 list of links and resourcesfor blogging in EducationBlogging in the Primary ClassroomPresentation by Megan Pettit, Dual Language 1st Grade TeacherCannon ElementaryWhy 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+ExamplesOnce 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 SkillsKnowing 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 Typinghttp://games.wordgames.com/media/typing-defense.swf - Typing Defensehttp://www.roomrecess.com/pages/PopcornTyper.html - Popcorn Typer