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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The Dream of Creative Writing – Education Article

I have been doing quite a bit of soul-searching in the past few weeks and months, and I have played with several ideas for my future that are worth noting. One of these is my desire to write fiction, to unleash my creative imagination in a channel detached almost entirely from education and educational technology. I am not saying I am going to seriously do this in the upcoming weeks and months, but it is something which I have thought…

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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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New Statistics On How Visitors Find This Blog – Education Article

  Each year, I publish year-end statistics of how visitors find my blog (you can find last year’s post here and the previous year’s post here). About 19,000 readers subscribe to this blog daily and can read the content without visiting directly. However, another six-thousand or so readers do visit to read the posts each day. How do they get here? Well, for 2018, the answer was: The number one source of referrals was Facebook at 41%. It was 52% last year.…

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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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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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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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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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Showcasing Class Blogs! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Do you enjoy seeing what’s happening in other classrooms to get new perspectives and ideas? Or maybe you’re looking for other classes around the globe that your students can connect with? We’ve just updated our list of class blogs! We have maintained our class blog list on The Edublogger since 2008 and it is always one of our most popular resources. Whether you’re just looking for ideas on how other educators use blogs, seeking lesson inspiration, or wanting to make…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

It’s almost Christmas and our family is again planning to celebrate with a special dinner of prime rib. This has become a holiday tradition but is a big deal for us, since this is the only time all year I do any cooking of prime rib meat. Today before going shopping, I searched our family learning blog WordPress site (“Learning Signs“) for past posts I’d written about this favorite holiday meal. I needed to confirm how large a prime rib…

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Self-Care for Funny People – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog These days, if you’re a teacher, you’ve probably read something about “self-care.” There is a movement in edu-circles around the more than worthy notion that teachers need to be mindful of meeting their own needs. You know, the “put on your oxygen mask first” theory of supporting kids. It’s a good theory. Teachers work hard and often do so with little regard for their own needs. That’s not sustainable. If we want to serve our students, then…

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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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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

It’s been an even more tumultuous and troubling week for the United States government than usual, in a presidential term characterized by constant controversy and disruption. The announcement that our chief executive is pulling out all our military forces from Syria without prior consultation with his cabinet or military advisors, and the subsequent resignation of the Secretary of Defense in response, are extraordinary events that all citizens of the United States should take time to consider and discuss. Last night,…

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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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A Gadfly’s Dozen: Top 13 Education Articles of 2018 (By Me) – Education Article

    I’m not going to mince words.   This year, 2018, has been a monster.   We’ve been fighting the dumbest and most corrupt President of our lives – Donald Trump. And we’ve been making progress.   Thanks to the midterm election blue wave in the U.S. House, Trump will finally have a check on his power.   We have more black and brown representatives, more women, more nationalities, ethnicities and faiths in the halls of power than ever…

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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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Take Our 28 Day Blogging Challenge In January! – The Edublogger – Education Article

Home > Take Our 28 Day Blogging Challenge In January! Have you dabbled with blogging in the past but struggled to maintain momentum? You’re not alone! We’re here to help with a new challenge to get you off to a great start in January. Our 28 Day Challenge for educators will turn you into a person who blogs regularly and reaps the rewards. January is the ideal time to start positive habits but you might be struggling with how to…

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

A week ago we launched our 28 day challenge to help educators gain momentum with blogging in 2019. We’ve had a great response from enthusiastic educators who want to reap the rewards of blogging! Read all about the Get Blogging in 2019 Challenge here. It’s not too late to start. You can join in at any time. Some participants have been blogging for over a decade and want to get into more of a routine with their posting. Others are new…

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