Blog Sources for Teachers
As part of some research for a Blogging for Teachers workshop with SearchCircus.com, I found more than 4 million results from one query. I was surprisingly astounded that so many resources were available for teachers and their students.
This being said, I relied on my knowledge of search engine optimization and only clicked on relevant Google Ads and oranic results from the first 2-3 pages to gather the following list.
*Note: Check with your school’s adminstrator and Tech Department prior to planning a blog project regarding network filters on student/teacher computers, so your classes can view and interact with any blog platform.
Teacher Blog Sources
- Only teachers can sign up initially must be approved through school’s tech dept. When a teacher signs up, an email will be sent to verify who you are. Only schools can sign up on Gaggle.net
- Filtered for language and images deemed inappropriate
- Provides safe email accounts for teachers & students
- Students must sign up for accounts through their teacher
- Started in 1999 from Encino, CA
- Great place to post photos & comment
- Post artwork, photography, series of photos from an event or for a project
- No filters
- Share pictures online for free
- Teachers: Art, Drama, Creative Writing, Language Arts, & Science
- All users can create posts, moderate comments, enable RSS syndication, add images, upload videos and podcasts, and subscribe to other appropriate blogs.
- Posts & comments are archived so students can access from year to year
- Customizable blog page
- Public or private (school members only) viewing
- Lesson planning tool customized for your school’s standards of learning (OGT), which admin staff can look at and see what standards you are incorporating into your lesson plans
- Contact company for an overview
- May cost to sign up with Echalk (couldn’t be determined during research)
- Sign up for newsletter
- Free, easy to set up design, create your own unique name for blog
- Teacher acts as administrator for blog; moderate & edit comments
- Accessible to the public & search engines (if you choose)
- Designate as many contributors & administrators as you like; suggest having only one administrator who can modify design & widgets; contributors can moderate comments, add & edit blog posts as needed. Works well for one department or collaboration.
- Our most favorite platform for its updated features & usability
· Excellent list of sources and reviews regarding free/paid blog sites, tips, and places to read reviews from other teachers on blogging!
· NCTE 2008 Annual Convention site with a group and comments/experiences
- Another blog about how to set up a blog for teachers/students
- Click on Blog Title for more topics
- Also, use Search tool for more ideas and/or info. For example, “teacher blogs” garnered other blogs about students using technology in the classroom and more ways to help teachers in a tough economy
- Recommended for tips & ideas