In conjunction with all of the great resources available during Connected Educator Month, we’re running the Edublogs Teacher Challenge Blogging with students and Personal blogging series as weekly tasks for a month from Oct 14 to Nov 14.
Regardless of where you are at — if you are new to blogging or been blogging awhile — we’ve included advice and tips that will help get you started or extend your blogging!
The weekly tasks
Each week we will publish a weekly post with tasks for you to complete during the week. You can choose to work through the weekly tasks from:
- The Blogging with students series which will guide you through the process of class and student blogging
- The Personal blogging series for those that want to set up their own personal or professional educator blog.
We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about blogging – and be there to help answer any questions along the way.
Each week we are adding the best and most interesting blogs, or posts, published to our Teacher Challenge Magazines. All you need to do is remember to fill in the form at the bottom of the Challenge Blog weekly post.
Week 1 – Blogging with students Tasks
This week we want those participating in the Blogging with students series to complete the following three steps:
Extension activities for those with an existing class blog:
- For Step 1: Set up Class Blog check you have set up your display name in Your Profile, set up your timezone in General Settings and work on your blog theme. Is your blog theme mobile friendly?
- For Step 2: Setting up pages look at setting up a blogging guidelines page and contact page if you haven’t already set up these pages.
- For Step 3: Writing your first posts check out post published on the class blogs listed on our Example of Class blogs Pinterest board for ideas to extend the types of posts you publish.
Week 1 – Personal blogging
This week we want those participating in the Personal blogging series to complete the following three steps:
Publish a post on what you learnt in Week 1. For example, tell your readers what you found easy, what you found hard and what you would like someone to help you with.
Extension activities for those with an existing personal blog:
- For Step 1: Setting up your blog check you have set up your display name in Your Profile, set up your timezone in General Settings and work on your blog theme. Does your theme make it easy or hard for readers to read your posts? Is your blog theme mobile friendly? Could you be customizing and personalising your theme more?
- For Step 2: Setting Up Pages make sure you’ve set up your About page and if it is already set up see if it needs to be updated! Readers want to know who you are — so tell them!
- For Step 3: Publish your first posts look at posts on the following blogs; Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day; The Edublogger; The Principal of Change; Free Technology for Teachers; Cool Cat Teacher Blog; Integrating Tech in the Primary Classroom; Teacher Reboot Camp; Dangerously Irrelevant for ideas to extend the types of posts you publish.
Weekly task submission
Want to be featured in the Flipboard Magazine for this week’s activities? Fill in the form below to be in the running.