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Kidblogs or Edublogs or PikiFriends or Class Blogmeister
Tutorials:
Kidblogs (5 minutes on how to begin; dashboard overview)
Kidblogs (5 minute tutorial-a larger overview than the above)
Edublogs (5 minutes each; how to begin; writing posts & more)
ClassBlogmeister (several tutorials)
PikiFriends (tutorials for teacher features; student features)



How to Set Up a Classroom Blog: 10 Essential Stepsby PikiFriends Co-Founder, Jeff Dionne.





Blog Content!



Establish a Goal:

Do you want your students to share information? Reflect upon a learning activity? or Blog just for fun?

Topics:

Write what they are passionate about! Give clear expectations.

Frequency:

Have students post on a regular basis to build readership.

Comments:

Creating content that asks readers to respond makes blogging a 2 way conversation. Respond to those who leave comments.



Characteristics of a Post