Blogs in Education
Blogs provide a communication space that teachers can utilise with students whenever there is a curriculum need to develop writing, share ideas and reflect on work being undertaken in the classroom. Education Department of WA
Background information about blogs
Blog Basics for the Classroom
An good introduction to blogging in the calssroom
How to blog
A blog providing an extensive rnage of tips on blogs and blogging.
Research / resources about using blogs
An article in Educause Review about the value of blogging by Stephen Downes.
Towards a framework for educational affordances of blogs
An article on SCience Direct by Liping Deng and Allen Yuen
Educational Applications of Web 2.0: Using blogs to support teaching and learning
An article by Daniel Churchill in the British Journalof Educational technology
Best Educational Blog sites
Tools for developing blogs
This platform is designed specifically for teachers to use with their students.
This is becoming one of the most popular platforms for website and blog development.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users can follow other users, or choose to make their tumblelog private
LiveJournal (LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal differentiates itself from other blogging sites by its self-contained community and some social networking features similar to other social networking sites.
Blogetery.com offers free blog hosting powered by latest WordPress version. You can easily publish text, podcasts, pictures, media files and more with just a single mouse click.
Blog.com provides a fully-featured publishing platform for free. Blog by yourself or establish a writing community, all under an address that looks like: you.blog.com. It also offers free blog hosting with unlimited bandwidth for their free package, more benefits for paid members.