Different ways to blog

Blogs were traditionally personal websites or web pages on where individuals could record opinions, link to other sites etc. on a regular basis.  Today however, the blogging platform is used in many different ways and provide a great online space to share resources and collaborate with other teachers or students.  Here are some examples of ways blogs are being used on Global2:

  • Drug Education@CEPS: Annie Sleeman and Liz Dunmall, have created a resource sharing blog in relation to Drug Education. They have used the categories really well so resources can be found and also have a page for planning documents. A great way to keep and organise all those great resources you come across.
  • The Specialist teachers at KCPS wanted to create stronger connections between home and school so they set up a Global2 blog. The blog has allowed them to explore how they can further engaged students in reflective practice and to provide students access to learning for revision or extension.
  • Traralgon College have a range of blogs including their staff pedagogy blog to provide resources and support for staff as well as subject based blogs for students, see Year 11 Health and Human Development and Year 10 Bootcamp.
  • Blogs can be used for whole school learning area spaces. For example, Balwyn Primary School have a Health and Physcial Education blog which outlines what is happening in the school while providing a space for students to provide feedback.  Also Altona P-9 Food Technology blog is a space to outline projects across the school and display student work.
  • If you are looking for inspiration the Edublog Awards space has heaps of examples.

Edublogs user guide and teacher challenges – Have you seen the online modules and support from Edublogs? They have some great tutorials that are easy to follow and can help beginners right through to high end users:

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Author: rcrellin

Senior Program Officer, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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