As a teacher–
- Communicate with families and students at home through the use of your blog as a classroom news or reminder message.
- Conduct higher-level discussions in a safe format, encouraging some of your shy students to finally say what they are thinking.
- Post progress-monitoring, anonymous surveys on your blog to review your lesson.
- Displays best products from your class as a guide for other students and to celebrate successes.
As a student–
- Ask your teacher questions and retrieve needed information from class.
- Work with your group on collaborative projects through the discussion format of the blog.
As a parent and/or committee–
- Keep up with important classroom news and reminders.
- Hold collaborative discussions on important upcoming events and displays their announcements.
As an administrator–
- Post helpful tips to guide students and parents toward academic success.
- Give families the chance to ask questions about important opportunities, such as scholarships and athletics.
Here are a few links that go even further into the use of blogs in the classroom.
33 Ways to Use Blogs in Your Classroom and in the Educational Setting: http://www.slideshare.net/krisrocs/33-ways-to-use-blogs-in-your-classroom-and-in-the-educational-setting-4793100
Why Educators Should Use Blogs: http://thetechyteacher.com/why-educators-should-use-blogs/
Blogging in the 21st Century Classroom: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/blogging-in-21st-century-classroom-michelle-lampinen
Not convinced? Here’s a video with high school students explaining their preference for blogs in the classroom: