It is great to see many of our active class bloggers moving their old eschool blog across to our new URL. Remember to check the pages for setting up your blog. I will be adding more of these over the next couple of weeks once I have edited them to make sure they are up to date.
A few other places to get help:
Edublogs user guide has many pages for different topics such as:
The Edublogger blog written by members of the Edublogs support team includes:
- Directory of free image sources
- Educators guide for twitter
- Guide for flipboard – online magazine – great to create a class magazine of student posts, or a magazine about a topic your class is studying
- Facebook guide for educators
- Guide to copyright and creative commons
Want to connect with other classes?
- List of class blogs
- List of class twitter accounts – shared by another teacher on his blog
- Student blogging challenge – next one starts in September through to December
- Personal, class or student blogging, building a PLN (personal learning network) all run by Edublogs team
Lists of tools or apps to use with your blog
- Free tools challenge by Edublogs
- Cool tools for schools – sorted by use
- Tools and tips by Kathleen Morris from Victoria
- Tech tools over a three year period – check out in the categories
- Web tools that can be embedded by Edublogs team
If there is one person who I suggest you follow, it is Richard Byrne who has a fantastic blog called Free Technology for Teachers. He also has some useful guides that can be printed out to use with staff on Google Earth, searching strategies beyond Google, web tools to use. Here is the link to follow him on Facebook.