Teachers who regularly blog are creating chronological and searchable records of their own growth and development. This is a good reason for teachers to blog.
Why Teachers Should Consider Blogging
A blog is a journal that is filled with ideas, your ideas. It is flexible, visual and user friendly. A blog can be a tool for self-reflection. One who blogs as part of the regular workflow must dig deeper in order to explain.
One Example of Growth: My Journey with Wordle
- To keep a journal of your professional growth.
- For something to strive for. The best blog posts are those that reflect on successful experiences.
- To document and share the great things you’re doing in the classroom through vivid samples and snippets of what’s going on.
- To teach students about digital citizenship and web etiquette as you engage them in discussion about what’s going on in the classroom.
Who Should You Blog For?
How to Get Started
There are many free and user friendly platforms to suit a variety of blogging needs.
Check out Blogger, EduBlogs, WordPress and KidBlog to see which tool works best for you. If you are interested in joining an online community of bloggers, check out the EduBlogs Teacher Challenge, a self-paced learning adventure that’s sure to keep you engaged.