A Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers and Students – Education Article

The Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge kicks-off two weeks from now. You don’t need to be an Edublogs user in order for your students to participate in the challenge. If you’re new to blogging or new to having students blog, Edublogs is a solid choice for a blogging platform. Edublogs isn’t the only option for student bloggers. In this updated chart I compare seven options for creating student blogs. At the bottom of my blogging platforms comparison chart you will see…

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8 Reasons To Take Part In The Student Blogging Challenge! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Broadly speaking, there are two types of teachers. One is content with staying within the four walls of the classroom and relying on the ‘talk and chalk’ approach they grew up. The other type of teacher is aware of how rapidly the world is changing; they know how important it is to help their students become dynamic global citizens. What type of teacher are you? I’m guessing you’re the latter and, if you are, no doubt you’ll be interested in…

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Six Tools To Create Interactive Learning Content On Your Blog – The Edublogger – Education Article

This is a guest post from Roslyn Green who is a secondary school (high school) teacher from Melbourne, Australia. Roslyn uses Edublogs and CampusPress to blog with a number of her classes a variety of ways which she explained in a popular post on The Edublogger in 2018. Since her last post, Roslyn has been investigating different ways to embed eLearning options on her blogs. She has tried out a number of free websites that allow the development of interactive activities for students…

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A Guide to Blogging Terminology – Education Article

In my previous post I shared some information about the upcoming Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge. If you’re new to blogging or it has been a long time since you did any blogging, it can be helpful to have a glossary of terms that are frequently used when writing and talking about blogging. That’s why I put together the following glossary of terms. (Access the glossary as a Google Doc here). Before you jump into the glossary, watch Common Craft’s explanation…

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Register For The March Student Blogging Challenge! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Imagine your students running into the classroom to check which international visitors have left a comment on their blog. Imagine your students putting in more effort than ever before because they know their work will have a global audience. Imagine your students learning about publishing online without relying on you as the expert. Does this sound ideal to you? For the last 10+ years, these are the sorts of comments we’ve heard from teachers who have taken part in the Student…

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Could You Volunteer As A Student Blogging Challenge Commenter? – The Edublogger – Education Article

Home > Could You Volunteer As A Student Blogging Challenge Commenter? The 22nd Student Blogging Challenge is set to begin on March 3! This is a way for students to learn about publishing online while connecting with others around the world. The challenge runs for 10 weeks every March and October. Read more about the Student Blogging Challenge here. Registrations for classes and students will open on February 10. Sign up for email updates if you haven’t already. Right now, we’re looking…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This past December, I started the laborious and often stressful process of migrating my 40+ websites (mostly running WordPress) to a new web host. This time, I’m moving from a VPS (virtual private server) with Site5.com to a VPS with LiquidWeb. My monthly costs are doing down by $31, while my monthly allowed transfer is increasing from 1.5 TB (terabits) to a whopping 10 TB. My server RAM has gone down from 3 GB to 2 GB, but because the…

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Free Pro Offer Extended For February! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Home > Free Pro Offer Extended For February! Back in December, we announced an offer where participants of our self-paced courses could upgrade their blogs to Pro for free! This offer has been very well received. It was due to end on January 31 but we’ve decided to extend it for two reasons: Many teachers in the southern hemisphere are just starting back at school for the year. A number of teachers have told us that they’d like to get…

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12 Tips For Maintaining Momentum With Blogging – The Edublogger – Education Article

Congratulations to all our “Get Blogging in 2019 Challenge” participants! They’ve worked hard over the last 28 days to complete the steps on our kick start calendar. This post shares 12 tips for maintaining momentum with blogging. Did you miss the chance to take part in the January challenge? Don’t worry! Why not do it in February? You can start at any time. Go back to this post to find out more. Feel free to tag us in your tweets…

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Podcast 37: Why Did Northern Rocks Have To End? – Education Article

Podcast 37: Why Did Northern Rocks Have To End? | TeacherToolkit Reading Time: 1 minute What’s next after Northern Rocks? Our 23rd interviewee in the 100 Women Series is Debra Kidd, teacher trainer, writer and founder of Northern Rocks. Debra is a “travelling teacher”, going into classrooms and helping teachers develop CPD. In… This is only a snippet of…

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A Perfectionist with Paralysis NO MORE! – Education Article

It’s been five years since I started the Shake Up Learning blog! I can’t believe it. In some ways, I thought time was moving so slowly as I tried to grow and improve. In other ways, it’s gone by so fast. It’s like I blinked and five years have flown by. My parents used to tell me when I was a kid that the older you get, the faster time moves, and now I see what they mean. On January…

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#Blogging28 Challenge Week Three Round Up – The Edublogger – Education Article

There’s just one more week left of our 28 day challenge to help educators gain momentum with blogging in 2019! Read all about the Get Blogging in 2019 Challenge here. While the challenge officially wraps up soon, you can join in at any time. Perhaps you’d like to run your own challenge with a few colleagues! Our calendar shares bite-sized steps you can take to build momentum and put positive habits in place for 2019. You can also join in the conversation…

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Deep diving into strange worlds – Education Article

2017 was a whirlwind for me. I started a new job in a new sector, made loads of new friends there, learned heaps, and finished said job 10 months later before starting another one back in financial services. I haven’t had much of a chance to scratch myself! As a consequence, I haven’t blogged as frequently this year as I have done in previous years. However, while my posts may have been fewer, I dove deeper into a couple of…

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How To Find An Authentic Audience For Your Students’ Work – The Edublogger – Education Article

Who saw all the work you produced when you were at school? For many of us, the work we created had a very limited audience. It may have only been seen by the teacher, or perhaps some classmates or family members (if it wasn’t left crumpled up in the bottom of the school bag!). Clearly, things have changed and it’s now possible for students to have a diverse audience for their work through platforms like blogs and digital portfolios. This…

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A Guide to Finding Media for Classroom Projects – Education Article

Last week I received an email from a former colleague who had received a copyright infringement notice for something she posted on a classroom blog eight year ago! She’s not alone. Every year I hear from teachers who have received similar notices. It’s a good reminder that even if it is for a classroom purpose, we can’t just download and republish any image, video, or audio recording found online.  I created this guide (available as PDF here and Google Doc…

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My decade of provocation | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

On this day 10 years ago, I pressed the “Publish” button on my first ever blog post. It was a welcome message pitching my corner of the World Wide Web as “a forum to share my thoughts and ideas about everything e‑learning, to explore new tools and technologies, and to highlight trends and changing behaviours in the online world.” I initially titled my blog Ryan 2.0 – hence the URL – because “on a personal level, it represents my next…

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Sparks & Stories – The Edublogger – Education Article

All children have extraordinary stories to tell if we take the time to listen. All children have gifts and talents. Our job is to create opportunities and experiences that allow children to find themselves. To help tease out the interests, passions and skills that will ultimately shape who and what they become. We can do school to kids, or we can do it with them. Abe Moore is a year 6/7 teacher from South Australia. He recently completed an inspiring…

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Please vote! UK Blog Awards 2019 #UKBA19 – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

For the second year in a row, I’m delighted to announce that I have been nominated for a UK Blog Award in the (Individual) Education category. I want to express a huge and heartfelt thank you to those who nominated Mr. Hill’s Musings. I’m incredibly grateful. Last year, I was overwhelmed by the support that I received during the public vote round. To all who voted last time, thank you. It honestly means the world to me. Unfortunately, I wasn’t shortlisted…

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10 Ways To Instantly Make Your Blog Better! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Your blog might be full of inspiring ideas but are people reading your posts? Are they sticking around and returning when you publish new content? I have the pleasure of reading a lot of blogs as part of my role with Edublogs. I’m going to fill you in on a few easy tweaks that I believe can improve the reader experience and help you build a bigger audience. Regardless of whether you have a professional educator blog, student blog, or…

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#Blogging28 Challenge Week Two Round Up – The Edublogger – Education Article

We’re about halfway through our 28 day challenge to help educators gain momentum with blogging in 2019! Read all about the Get Blogging in 2019 Challenge here. It’s not too late to start. You can join in at any time. Our January calendar shares bite-sized steps you can take to build momentum and put positive habits in place that you can continue throughout 2019. You can also join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #blogging28 and subscribe to our Twitter…

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Three Ways Teachers Can Earn a Side Income Online – Education Article

I regularly receive questions from teachers who want to know how they can earn money through blogging or similar social media activities. The first thing to know is that becoming a blogger or social media “influencer” is not a get-rich-quick system. But you can certainly earn a nice side income online after your teaching responsibilities are done for the day. Here are a few things that you can do to earn a side income online. The Basics Before we begin,…

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50 New Blog Post Ideas For Students – The Edublogger – Education Article

Home > 50 New Blog Post Ideas For Students Do your students have blogs? Or perhaps they contribute to a class blog? Enthusiasm is typically high when blogs are first set up but students may need some assistance to keep the momentum going. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing what to write about. Or, sometimes students need guidance to explore new ideas and genres. We’re here to help! Throughout the year, we’ve been including blogging prompts for teachers and students…

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If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will | @mcleod – Education Article

[Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s my second one, which came out today.] [Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students!] In my previous MMM, I noted the power of having an active and visible online presence as part of…

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50 New Blog Post Ideas For Educators – The Edublogger – Education Article

Home > 50 New Blog Post Ideas For Educators Do you have a professional educator blog? Many teachers start blogs with good intentions but keeping them active long term can be a struggle. Sometimes the hardest part of maintaining momentum with your blog is knowing what to write about. We’re here to help! Throughout the year, we’ve been including blogging prompts for teachers and students in our email newsletter. Not signed up to our email newsletter? You can add your details…

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Teacher-Blogger Request 2019 | Could You Be a @TeacherToolkit Writer? – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Could you be the next blogger for Teacher Toolkit? Ross Morrison McGill started blogging in 2001, and through a mixture of life-changing events, started writing content on Teacher Toolkit almost 10 years ago over here on Blogger in 2010 (don’t laugh!); he soon moved over to WordPress in 2012 and coded the TT website as you see it today. After writing 1,000+ blogs Ross opened up Teacher Toolkit to other teachers in January 2017 and two years later, we have…

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10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2018 – Education Article

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog eight years ago, we’ve had over 5.3 million visitors to the 2,112 articles on integrating technology into the classroom. This includes tech tips, website/app reviews, tech-in-ed pedagogy, how-tos, videos, and more. We have regular features like: If you’ve just arrived at Ask a Tech Teacher, start here. It always surprises us what readers find to be the most and least provocative. The latter is as likely to be a post…

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This must be how people feel when they grow their own carrots or give birth. – The Girl On The Piccadilly Line – Education Article

When I was a younger I had three ambitions: To be a teacher To be an author To be a Blue Peter presenter What I like about the ambitions of my 8-year-old self is that they range from very achievable to “highly unlikely.” It’s like I was looking out for my future self by giving myself the best possible chance of achieving at least one of my ambitions. Becoming a teacher was just a case of getting the necessary qualifications…

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Our Holiday Gift To You! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Home > Free Blogs And Free PD: Our Holiday Gift To You! The festive season is upon us and hopefully you have a break to look forward to. The holidays can be a great time to not only put your feet up and recharge, but learn something new as well! As a gift to all teachers, we’d like to offer a free Edublogs Pro subscription to all participants of our self-paced courses. Here’s the deal… When you start one of…

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Crazy Eight | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

Is it just me or is every year a “big year”…? Well 2018 marked a decade of blogging by yours truly, and that alone is something that I’m proud of. Throughout the highs and lows that life gifted me this year, I was able to share another 8 thought bubbles in addition to my annual list of conferences. I call them my Crazy Eight and I recall them here for your enjoyment and critique… Battle scars – We can’t fight…

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I’m a finalist! UK Blog Awards 2019 #UKBA19 – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

What a start to 2019! I’m overjoyed to announce that I have been shortlisted in the Education category of the UK Blog Awards. I can’t believe it! I’m a finalist! It’s time to start practising my “gracious loser face” and, just in case, an acceptance speech. Maybe… Just maybe… For the first time in UKBA history, the shortlisting process was based 40% on the public vote and 60% on the judges’ scores (it was previously based solely on votes). As…

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