Primary Blogging

by

Blogging is now a worldwide phenomenon with weblogs reaching a potential audience of hundreds of millions. Blogs have been described as the ultimate in publishing for the people and have been used to challenge governments and the press. Steve O’Hear, one of Britain’s digital evangelists, explores how blogs can be used in schools. Steve finds some enthusiastic primary age bloggers and sees how it helps in literacy, ICT skills and a range of other subjects. He finds many of the benefits extend beyond the curriculum. Blogging can help pupils:

  • Develop confidence
  • Improve their self expression
  • Get a real sense of fulfilment from publishing their work

Watch the video on Teachers’ TV to learn more about how primary aged pupils are exploring this new technology.

Teachers’ TV

Learn how to blog and podcast on our Developng New Technologies course

26-4-07 Melksham PDC Developing Use of New Technologies

Advertisements

3 Responses to “Primary Blogging”

  1. simon Says:

    I would really recommend spending 15 minutes watching this video. It gives a great summary of the potential for blogging in education and suggests ways of overcoming some of the issues. Well worth a watch.

  2. nanomaster1 Says:

    We have been using a blog with a team of children who are representing the school in the forthcoming Lego Challenge. It’s been a quick and easy way of sharing information with lots of people and the children can formulate their plans and ideas in this shared space outside of the school day. The children are really excited at seeing how many people have visited the blog, and getting replies to the comments that they have posted. This is the first time we have used a blog and it’s definitely something we are going to do again once the Lego Challenge is over. Initially, we were concerned about the safety aspect but there are lots of things that you can put in place to keep everything secure.

    Check out our blog at legochallenge.wordpress.com

  3. Florian Says:

    Hi,
    I found your blog via google by accident and have to admit that youve a really interesting blog 🙂
    Just saved your feed in my reader, have a nice day 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: