What is a Blog?

Watch this short video, "Blogs in Plain English", for a quick and amusing explanation:


Reasons for use

Blogs are websites in which users post their thoughts, writings, images, widgets, videos, and whatever else they would like to share with a global audience. Then, other users can view and comment on what the author posts. For educational purposes they can be used for:
  • writing - ANY aspect
  • character development
  • journaling
  • creative writing
  • current events
  • class updates/newsletter

Video: Why Let our Students Blog?

Ease of use

The ease of use is dependent on the site on which to host your blog. The three listed below are fairly easy to learn.

Blogging Sites

Blogger


Video: Getting Started with Blogger


Edublogs



Wordpress


Resources