When it comes to blogging there is no “right” or “wrong” way. Blogging is a way to express your thoughts, share your opinions, give advice, or just a place for your voice to be heard. When blogging with students it is important to follow a few basic steps:
- Choose a tool you want your students to use. (Blogger, EduBlog, WordPress, Weebly…)
- Become an expert using the tool or be willing to learn alongside your students.
- Model for your students by creating your own blog.
- Blog frequently.
- Expose students to blogs you find worthy of sharing and ask students to share blogs they find worthy of sharing.
Students don’t have to author their own blogs immediately. Exposing students to blogs will teach them how and what a blog is all about. Take your time and you and your students will find your “right way”.
For more information and inspiration, Pernille Ripp is one of my #EduHeros Her love and passion for her her students shines bright. Whenever I get the chance to see her speak, I am front and center. The stories she shares spark enough emotion for the room to pass the tissues around. She is a true believer in student blogging.
One of my passions is giving my students a voice and the way I do that is through student blogging.
Her website is a wealth of information. Make time to learn from her, you won’t regret!