Make your new year’s resolution to start up a blog for your class
Blogging is an exciting way to get your class working together and fully engaged. I recently discussed 10 Reasons You Should Get Your Class Bloggingand the response has been great. It seems that lots of teachers have decided that their new year’s resolution is to get their class blogging. But not everyone is sure how.
Out of the Box vs Bespoke
You can spend a lot of time developing a bespoke blog using wordpress.org or similar, but the impression I’m getting is that the majority of teachers are looking to spend their time actually blogging rather than building the blog itself. That’s understandable and in which case you’ll be looking for an out of the box solution. i.e. someone else has already done the hard work for you.
There are several great out of the box solutions, the one that has been recommended to me the most is Primary Blogger (which is built on WordPress but the hard work is all already done). In a few very short steps you can set up your own blog with them, it will take you less than five minutes to get started. And what’s more, it’s free. Primary Blogger also has the benefit of being unblocked in most schools unlike some other blog providers and it features a range of primary school specific widgets (that’s things you can add to your blog) such as learning games, and e-safety links.
Set up a blog in five minutes with Primary Blogger
Creating your first post
What to blog about?
You and your class can blog about absolutely anything, but here are a few ideas to get you going:
If you have a class blog – or start one up as a result of this blog post, please leave a comment with the address so that readers of this blog can read and comment on your class blog too. It all gets more exciting once you start getting some traffic!
If you like this, I will write more posts about class blogging, let me know what you would like to know more about so that I can make the posts as useful and as relevant as possible.