6. Common Terms
Posts- A published writing on blogs main webpage and are constantly being pushed
down by new posts.
Pages- These are made the same way as posts but are static pages that stay in the
same place and can be used as a reference.
Comments- Followers comments attached to posts.
Archive- Older posts that can be searched and read.
Blogroll- A list of related or connected blogs.
Tags or Labels- Labels associated with the content of a post, which help with
Hypermedia- various forms of communication that connect to other areas on the
Ideas for the Classroom Blog
Learning to Blog Using Paper First by Karen McMillan, 2010
8 Tips for Blogging by Lisi Gopin, 2012
14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging by Pernille Ripp, 2011
Five Reasons First Graders Would Rule the Blog World
Why Students Should Blog-My Top Ten by Pernille Ripp, 2010
How to Start a Blog by Tracey Gardner focus on Blogger
7 Things You Should Know About Blogs
Education Blog Directory with Several Examples
Kidblog Support Page by Kidblog
BrainPOP Blog video
10. If a post isn’t Tweeted, Pinned, or +1-ed,
does it make a sound?
Read other teacher’s
blogs for inspiration.
Collaborate with others.
Ask for feedback through
Google Form Surveys
Encourage positive inter
12. What’s for homework?
What does Mrs. T do all
What are other teachers
doing in their classrooms?
My son said you didn’t
I’m not good at math and I
can’t help my daughter.
What did you learn at
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
14. Include AT LEAST one image...
Take your own pictures
Make your own graphics
Pin the photo to Pinterest
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15. TAG/LABEL POSTS
Tags and labels allow your
blog readers to locate posts
quicker through searches or
tag clouds in the sidebar or
16. Improve your blog as you develop
your tech skills and understand
If you like a certain feature within
a model blog, learn how to include
the feature on your blog
GROW AS YOU BLOG
17. POST IT
Of course, think before you post.
But like Nike says, “Just Do It!”