The Teacher Challenge is made up of free professional development challenge series where participants are taken through tasks that increase their skills.
Blogs are the perfect tool for reflection, creating a learning portfolio, project management, sharing, and much more. You can learn more about blogs and why blog here!
You can work through the activities in any order and at any time.
Our latest series:
- Activity 1: Getting Your Class Blog Started
- Activity 2: Setting up pages – About, Blogging Guidelines and Contact
- Activity 3: Writing your first posts – What you need to know
- Activity 4: Writing comments – What you need to know
- Activity 5: Working with Widgets – What you need to know
- Activity 6: Helping parents and students connect with your class blog
- Activity 7: Fair use, copyright, and intro to using images
- Activity 8: Cool tools for enhancing your blog posts
- Activity 9: Connecting with other classes
- Activity 10: Setting up your student blogs
Archives from Spring 2011
We’ve broken our challenges into two separate challenges:
- Setting up class and student blogs
- Setting up a class blog
- While the posts in these series were written in 2011 we regularly update the information to ensure the step-by-step instructions are current.
- These posts were last updated on 27 January, 2012.
Option 1: Setting up class and student blogs:
For those who want to set up a class blog and have students writing posts on the class blog and/or their own student blog.
- Activity 1: Setting Up Your Class Blog
- Activity 2: Setting Up Rules & Guidelines
- Activity 3: Teaching Quality Commenting
- Activity 4: Helping Parents Connect with your Class Blog
- Activity 5: Add Students To Your Class Blog So They Can Write Posts
- Activity 6: Add A Visitor Tracking Widget To Your Blog Sidebar
- Activity 7: Set up your student blogs
- Activity 8: Add your student blogs to your blogroll
- Activity 9: Add Your Student Blogs To A Folder In Google Reader
Option 2: Setting up Class Blogs:
For those who want to use a class blog only (with or without students writing posts on the class blog).