What’s a blog with class? I consider a great blogging site to be one where there is a great deal of interaction. It would be a collaboration between teachers, students, and even parents. Students and parents should consider your class blog to be a great resource in aiding to the educational process.
Our school district has purchased a program for classroom websites, but as I was searching the details of the websites – a peer’s WordPress blog (although I didn’t know what it was at the time) jumped out at me. It was informative as well as pleasing to the eye (something our school website wasn’t). I emailed her and she instantly responded with the information from her site.
I started out with a basic page, with just classwork and homework assignments – but then as I started looking at other blogs, I realized that the website could be so much more! I begin to add slide shows and videos and a weekly moral dilemma assignment. The students have really gotten into it and I get excited whenever I find new applications/widgets to put on it.
So what is an effective class blog, you ask? An effective blog is one that is attractive, informative, and interesting. When people visit my blog I want them to have a small glimpse of this wonderful world that my students live, learn, and thrive in. Drop by and take a look for yourself: http://mrsjeff2u.edublogs.org