Blogging can be an excellent way for you to enhance your teaching career and your connection with colleagues and students. By following anonlinestep-by-stepguidetobeginyourblog, it will take no time to getting started, and you need only invest as much effort as you see fit to maintain it. The product of this new venture can be your own professional growth and a valuable resource to support the learning process in your classroom.
Open Your Online Gateway to Discovery and Knowledge
Blogs are best utilized when they are a dialogue between the writer and the audience. By posting information to which others can interact and make comments – you can build an enlightening dialogue about teaching practice and key learning strategies that can support student achievement. Your blog could also be shared with your own school environment as a springboard for ideas that can be implemented at your own school level, especially through professional learning communities and school plan initiatives. Remember to listen to the opinions of others, as much as you are speaking about your views to your online audience.
Where to Start? There are so many Choices?
Onlinebloggingforums contain tutorials on adding videos, pictures, and even polls, to your blog site. Blogspot.com, Edublogs.com and WordPress are great places to start, all offering user-friendly interfaces.
Find Your Passion for Writing and the Teaching Content You Want to Share
Compile and divide a list of topics at the beginning of your blog journey into things you want to share and those you want to learn. Navigate through the blog posts that “Weinspirefutures” contain for ideas about current and relevant teaching issues being discussed right now. Posting your comments and questions to these posts is an excellent starting point to enter into the online teaching dialogue and gain those blogging skills that can be transferred to your own blog site.
What key issues do you think should be written about by teachers using online blogs? What are some of your favourite blog templates?
During Neilʼs 9 years of teaching experience, he has taught in London, England; Ontario; public and private schools; elementary and secondary; junior; intermediate; core french; developmental skills; and now junior gifted (grades 4,5,6). He is a Reading Specialist that has been incorporating technology in his practice consistently throughout his career. Neil has recently published his first book entitled “Ignite. Incite. Inspire.” – Examining 21st Century Issues in Education, which is a collection of teaching articles and posts written from January to December 2011.
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