How (and Why) To Use Student Blogs | Edudemic

Here is a very succinct and thorough guide to setting up students blogs in the classroom, from what platform to use to privacy settings to discussing with your students what they need to think about to make a good blog. If you were thinking of trying out a student blogging project for next year this would be a good place to start!

Blogging doesn’t just mean putting diary entries out on the web for the world to see. It can be a way to learn more about yourself and any other subject.


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The Global Search for Education: Our Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the importance of sharing, here are the Huffington Post’s top picks for teacher blog posts in 2014. I know I have my reading cut out for me this weekend!

Everybody was blogging in 2014, and especially teachers. We asked The Global Search for Education editorial team and our blogging advisors to submit their favorite teacher blogs and blog posts from around the world….


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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Though I do sometimes add my original content, collecting articles I think would be interesting to our community is a big part of how I use my blog. I always try to add a comment or an opinion, perhaps another way to use what is being discussed in the article. Sometimes, I will even go further and check out the apps mentioned for myself and make my own review.

I think this kind of curation would be an excellent project for an ERC or history class- a student is given (or chooses) a current issue , then finds articles discussing this issue. The student has to read the article, make her own comments and give her own opinions. It would be a great way to introduce students to reading something other than their friends’ Facebook or instagram feeds!

As always, Langwitches gives a comprehensive guide on the Dos and Don’ts of using your blog as a curation tool.

I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr…


Fabulous Education Technology Blogs Worth Following – Edudemic

Although the main sites like Edudemic and Edutopia are a great source for information and tips on anything Ed Tech related, it is nice to have a variety of sources to skim.

But don’t take my word for it- check them out yourself!

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There are a boatload of education technology blogs out there. This crowdsourced list includes the best of the best. Use it to find new inspiration every day!

Lina Gordaneer‘s insight:

I am definitely adding all these to my feedly!

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