Our Own Blogs! A Note for Parents …

Exciting news! I have just had a visit from the Sue Wyatt (our blog  “guru”), and she suggested that some of the children who have contributor rights for our blog, might like to have their own blog! Woohoo! This will mean that their blogs are linked to our class blog (listed on the sidebar) and everything they do on this blog would still have to have my approval,  or … YOUR approval as parents. The children would get to choose how their blog looks (the background theme) and be able to add pages and widgets to the sidebars. The advantages of doing this through Sue and xpress360 are enormous. It is free and you can add as much content (pictures, etc) as you like. As mentioned previously – everything goes through me, or if you would like to be added as administrators, then you can check and approve their work of a weekend or while on holidays too. I think this is an exciting new adventure for some of our children – it opens up a whole new world  and gives them a reason, a real purpose, for writing.

For this to happen, a few things need, to be in place:

  • Your child needs to be a contributor
  • Grade 2 contributors all have my approval. If your child is in grade 1, I would like to have a chat with you first
  • A letter (email) needs to be written to me and then I will forward it to Sue, by your child explaining why they would like to have a blog and the theme they would like for this blog (their travel adventures, books, dinosuars ….)
  • If you, as a parent, would like administrators rights, then we just need your email address in this letter.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Julie 🙂



3 thoughts on “Our Own Blogs! A Note for Parents …

  1. Seems fine, but there IS something nice about the students work all aggregating together and being a real conversation.

    • Hmmm…. I can see what you are saying, but I think this will still be the same. Their blogs are linked on the sidebar of this blog and it will be much the same as the children having their own pages – just better. I am sure all children who are commenting at the moment will still be doing this while learning more of the skills of blogging along the way. I have found it to be one of the best teaching tools I have come across for a long time (apart from Formative Assessment and Growth Mindset of course!) and I am looking forward to seeing where this takes us! I have so many children (and parents!) with so many talents to share! I think the conversations will keep going – if they don’t – then it’s back to this way by all means! 🙂

  2. Thanks Mrs Moore and Sue, for making me a blog of my own! I’ve put a post up so I just need it to show up on the page. I’ve put some widgets on it as well. Are you an administrator yet?

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