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Blogger for your Class

From Google For Educators
Blogger makes it easy for teachers and students to share work, class notes, and pictures online. And with new access controls, educators can even make private blogs for their classes’ eyes only. 

As a teacher, Blogger can help you stay connected to your students, their parents, and the rest of the school. With Blogger you can update parents about their children's progress and keep them posted on upcoming events; publish a class or school newsletter; share photos and student work; post course documents, projects and results; and easily assign collaborative group projects online with an easy way to track students’ progress.

Students can use Blogger to communicate ideas, photos and class notes, improve their writing skills, and even jump right into web publishing without having to learn HTML.  Free blogs, accessible from any computer that’s connected to the Internet, can help students easily create hubs for collecting information for both long and short-term projects; store information as unpublished drafts; collect feedback on their work from classmates, teachers and parents; and take on collaborative projects where multiple students can work and comment.

Blogging can be done in every subject!
  • Darren Kuropatwa's Scribes
    • "The assignment is simply to post a brief summary of what happened in class each day. A different student is responsible for the daily scribe post and they end their post by choosing the next scribe. The first scribe is a volunteer. The teacher's daily involvement is limited to updating a post called The Scribe List which is at the top of the links list in the sidebar of the class's blog."
    • Scribe Hall of Fame
    • List of all his blogs
  • Remove the Blogger Bar - The bar at the top of the Blogger window can sometimes link to blogs you'd rather not have students go to. So just follow the instructions and remove it. Note, you'll probably need to do the second or third set of instructions, so scroll down.