Let’s blog!

 

A great project to do with students is to create a blog. Whether you make a whole class blog or you make every students create their blog, both will result in a meaningful activity. Blogs represent a world of knowledge that students can learn from and this project will show them the way to access this knowledge.

The first reason why teachers should set up a blog project in their course is because it enables students to go further in their written production by using a different medium. In fact, knowing that their work will be out in the world wide web will lead them to reflect on the pertinence of what they share with others.

The second reason is because it creates an open archive of their work. It will leave a footprint on the web that they will be able to easily retrieve whenever they want. It gives a totally new dimension to their writings.

WordPress is a good example of a blog making resource: it is free, it is easy to subscribe too, the user interface is clear and simple to follow and amazing blogs can be created from this site. Students can choose their blog’s name and then they follow all the steps to create their blog. WordPress offers many parameters, so users can really customize their blog. They can choose from a large bank of appearance and fonts, it is easy to make new posts, integrating media is really simple and they can also add hyperlinks and manage the comments and feedback options. Here are extensive information about how to make a blog in wordpress and a video tutorial to set a blog (skip the part about paying for the domain and go with the free version.).

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