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– Guide by Jessica Knapp (updated March 24th 2016) So, you want to start a blog huh? Great idea! But…how the heck do you get started? There’s so much info out there on the web, and everyone’s telling you to do different things. Damnit, maybe you should just forget it – it’s too confusing! Well, hold up. Now I know a ton about them, and my blog’s doing pretty well – I receive more than 300,000 unique visitors per month which makes me consider myself someone you could listen to and learn from when it comes to building your own blog. I promise it’ll be simple, relatively easy, and definitely easy to understand (no stupid jargon). Awesome, let’s move on. Why you should create a blog and join the blogging community So below, I’m going to outline exactly what you need to do to get started and set up your own personal blog.

Note: If you already have a solid idea of the whys, then skip this and go right ahead with the guide. I bet you already knew all of that, but it’s nice to be reminded. Teacherchecklistforblogging.

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Creating Blogs - Richard Byrne. Teacher blogs. 6 surprising tools for blogger outreach. Networking is a critical part of blogging as you build a stronger following on social media and solicit related blogs for guest posts. However, it can be time consuming to find all of the relevant contact information you need in the midst of managing a busy to-do list, let alone knowing how to find additional blogger contacts among your social media followers. Thankfully, there are a bunch of tools around that will help you maximize the impact of your contacts and networking efforts.

Here are six you can start using to improve your networking with fellow bloggers. Combine social networking with e-mail. Before you send an e-mail to a new contact, it is extremely helpful to find out everything you can about that person, and a tool such as Rappaportive makes that easy to do. Use Canned Responses in Gmail. Analyze your Twitter followers. Label your e-mails. Check out BuzzStream’s research tool. Use Boomerang to follow up on contacts.

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11 advantages of using a blog for teaching. The Connective Writing Project | BetchablogBetchablog. I’ve been keen to get more of our staff blogging, since I know from first hand experience what a powerfully reflective process it can be. I’ve always found that taking the time to write causes me to think more deeply about what I do, it makes me more aware of the ideas and approaches that I’m using with those I teach, and it’s also made me a much better writer than I once was. I’d argue that blogging really helps improve your communication skills on many levels while building a stronger foundation for understanding your own beliefs and convictions. There is something both magical and affirming about putting your thoughts down in words, and even moreso when you decide to publicly share those words with others.

As you can probably tell, I’m a bit of a fan of blogging (or connective writing, to borrow a phrase from Will Richardson) During 2011, our school had the opportunity to apply for an AGQTP grant. Overall though, I’m happy with the progress we made with our own blogging this year. Getting to Know Your Blog: A Beginner’s How-To-Guide  I have had the pleasure of working with the Kauai Pacific School and Martin J. Gottlieb Day School faculty this past month in getting started with classroom blogs. The familiarity of reading and writing in a blog platform varies tremendously. I found it very helpful to start out with a brief overview of the architecture and vocabulary of a blog. Establishing common vocabulary As I am continuing to support individual teachers and administrators in getting started with creating and maintaining their classroom or their own professional blog, it was time to create a comprehensive How-To-Guide. You can directly download the entire How-To-Guide- Getting to Know Your Blog here as a .pdf file.

A Step by Step Guide on how to: login to your Dashboard add a postadd a pageedit a post or a pageadd and organize links add and arrange widgets on your sidebarinsert images on your WordPress platform based blog. Difference between POSTS & PAGES (from WordPress Support) Posts Pages Login to your Dashboard Like this: What’s the big deal about Blogging. August 3, 2012 by tomwhitby A short time ago I attended a meeting where members of a college English department were doing a presentation to the faculty about their writing program. As I listened to about a 30-minute presentation of the types of writing required by this program, it became obvious to me that two words in this presentation of a college writing program were never uttered.

They were two words that as an educator I come in contact with almost every day. Two words that have changed the way information is exchanged. The two words, never mentioned, have transformed the publishing industry. The two words have revolutionized journalism. These two words have moved authentic learning to the fore in writing classes across the country, or rather the world. I was a reluctant blogger. As an educator I believe kids should be introduced to blogging early. As an educator I believe educators should be blogging. As an educator I believe that administrators should be blogging. Like this:

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Easy Group Blogging With Posterous Spaces. Writing Blogs. Blogging With Students. Blogging with Students. Name: Blogging with Students Binder ID: 124251 I wanted to share this LiveBinder with you - Blogging with Students - Embed Options Name: Blogging with Students Binder ID: 124251 I wanted to share this LiveBinder with you - Blogging with Students - Embed Options. Blogging In School; 3Ps. I have met several teachers and schools who have tried their hand at blogging with pupils . Often, sadly to say, unsuccessfully.

Listening to these teachers and what they have to say about their blogging experiences, leads me to believe that to successfully start blogging in a school, there needs to be 3 Ps in place. The first of these ‘P’s is purpose. There needs to be a purpose for the blogging. It simply does not work if you just want to try it out to see how it works. There really does need to be a purpose and that purpose needs not to be a purpose for you as a teacher or school but a purpose for the pupils. So what purpose could you have? Are you going to have a class blog or individual pupil blogs? If you decide to have a class blog, then you may have to accept that some pupils may contribute more than others and the purpose of the blog will have to be clear to all your pupils.

The second P, I’d say would be people. The third P would be platform. May be not. Keyboard quote. Why your students should write online. Internet Catalogue. Administrator.