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Edublogs Explains How to Handle Student Blogs at the End of the Year – Education Article

The end of the school year will be here before too long. For many of you it’s only about six weeks away. If you and your students have been blogging along this year, you might be wondering what you should do with those blogs when the year ends. Do you leave them floundering in the Internet winds? Do you delete all of the posts? Do you password protect all of the content? Or should you download the content and turn…

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What to do with your student blogs or class blogs at the end of the school year – Education Article

The school year is quickly coming to an end for many of our readers in the Northern Hemisphere! If you have students with their own blogs, you might be wondering what to do with the blogs at the end of the school year. There are a number of options which we’ll go through in this post. We’ll also offer you some tips for dealing with your class blog. Contents Click on the linked headings to go straight to that section…

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

2019 is apparently my year! Just a few weeks after the exciting and unexpected news that I have been accepted as a Google Certified Innovator, it is with shock, disbelief and delight that I announce my UK Blog Awards success. Mr Hill’s Musings won in the Education category and is now an award-winning blog. Two days later, I still can’t wrap my head around that. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who made it happen. Thank you to…

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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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How To Use Voice Dictation And Work Smarter – Education Article

Reading Time: 1 minute How can teachers and school leaders use spoken language to optimise time available to complete tasks? Having used this technology for over 10 years, I’m surprised how few people [teachers] are aware of voice technology and how it can be used to enhance the way one can work efficiently. I’ve been using Dragon Dictate, Siri, Google Documents, Kaizena and others tools to write books, blogs, emails, teaching and learning policies and day-to-day phone use e.g. emails…

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Why every teacher should have a PLN (podcast episode for ‘Making Better Teachers’) – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

I was honoured to be invited on the Making Better Teachers podcast with Kevin O’Shea. Kevin is an inspirational educator and a valued member of my PLN. He established his popular Just Japan podcast but recently turned his creative efforts back to education. The first ten episodes include some great guests and cover a range of useful topics for teachers. Truth be told, I was nervous about doing this. I enjoy the comfort of blogging and the luxury of deleting, editing and revising my…

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Student Reflections On The Student Blogging Challenge! – The Edublogger – Education Article

This is a guest post by students Emily J, Kira H, and Sam C. They are Canadian high school students who use a CampusPress network to host their impressive blogging program. The three authors of this post all have their own student blogs. Take a look and leave them a comment. They’d love to hear from you! Sam | Emily | Kira To find out more about the wonderful Performance Learning Program they’re a part of at Seycove Secondary School,…

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Getting Started, Example Designs, And Tips! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Teaching and visuals go hand in hand! Using visual aids has always been a solid strategy for engaging students and supporting learning. Clearly designed visuals can also streamline communication across the whole school community. In the past, we had to often settle for purchasing impersonal visuals or laboriously making our own. There are now a number of free online tools that allow you to make all sorts of professional-looking graphics. My favorite one is Canva! Teachers are not the only…

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5 Ways To Share And Market Your Teacher Blog – The Edublogger – Education Article

Are you an educator with a blog? Would you like a bigger audience and a stronger professional network?This practical post goes through five things you can do to share and market your blog: Make posts ‘shareable’ Use social media Set up an email subscription Encourage others to share your posts Be an audience If you don’t yet have a blog, that’s no problem. You can get one for free by heading over to the Edublogs homepage. And if you want…

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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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Why Choose Edublogs? Learn how teachers, students, and schools can publish online – Education Article

Home > Resources To Introduce Edublogs To Others We know many Edublogs users have introduced their colleagues to the platform in a staff meeting, team meeting, or professional development session. Some educators also like to give parents an overview of Edublogs during parent information evenings or school council meetings. To make it easier for teachers to share the power of Edublogs with others, we’ve put together some resources. Overview Presentation This overview of Edublogs can be viewed as a Google…

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April Is Poetry Month — 15+ Classroom Ideas For Teachers, Students, And Bloggers – Education Article

April is upon us, the season starts to change It’s time to freshen up our blogs and start to rearrange Why not try a poem? It’s easier than you think We’ve got new ideas to share — we’ll show you in a wink! April begins next week and it is National Poetry Month in the USA. Here at Edublogs, we’re declaring it International Poetry Month! Thank you to Sheri Edwards who blogged about National Poetry Month recently and shared some…

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7 Ideas To Find Inspiration For New Blog Posts – The Edublogger – Education Article

There are two types of bloggers. One has a never-ending list of blog post ideas but just can’t find the time to write them all. The other wants to write more blog posts but is stuck for ideas. Which type of blogger are you? If you’re the latter, you’re in luck. This post offers you 7 ideas to help you find inspiration for your future blog posts. These ideas apply to both student and teacher bloggers. Scroll down for a…

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A Plan For Writing A Weekly Blog Post In 10 Minutes A Day – The Edublogger – Education Article

Are you a teacher blogger? Or do your students blog? I’m guessing one of your biggest obstacles to doing as much on your blog as you would like is time. When we’ve surveyed our Edublogs community about their biggest obstacle to blogging, the results were clear. Time is a barrier for everyone! This post outlines a simple approach that will see you develop consistency with your blogging and publish one blog post a week. Whether you’re a teacher or a…

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