Blogger is one of the overlooked features within the Google APP for Education (GAfE) Accounts. I found when mentioning GAfE to other educators they immediately associate the account with Google Drive, GMAIL, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Forms and Sheets. However there are many more components then these. Today I’m going to focus on one of the overlooked and hardly mentioned components. This is using Google Blogger to create blogs.
Did you say how can creating a blog make a difference in education? Well let me count the ways….
Integrating Google Blogger for
in the Classroom
Create a Classroom Newsletter to share with parents
Include the students as creators in this activity
Great school to home connection
Host a student help blog for different content areas
Students can create tutorials to share math tips & tricks
Embed screencasts instead of writing
Make a classroom gallery to showcase student projects!
Another great way to make a school to home connection!!!
Have students upload the images or videos
Let students be responsible for answering questions
That is pertaining to their own project
Make the blog active as possible
Do you students research famous people, inventors or ?
Let them use a blog for their presentation
Students transform into the biographical character
Student introduces them self as the character
Other students ask questions
Student answer questions based on their research
Blog can remain private
Students can use their school logon
Restrict blog invites to classroom community
Replace a teachers website with a blog
Easy to maintain
All posts are archived in date order
Add a calendar
Students can use a blog as a virtual binder
These are just a few ideas for getting started using blogger in the classroom!