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This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. Simply write a post and share it to join in, or sign up to receive email reminders of each new prompt. 

You see them everywhere, you may just not know that they have a name. The term ‘listicle’ is a recent entry in the dictionary, and it means that your article or blog post takes the form of a list.

Listicle – Wikipedia

In journalism and blogging, a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article. A typical listicle will prominently feature a cardinal number in its title, with subsequent subheadings within the text itself reflecting this schema.

As an example, one that took me quite a while to put together is, 50 Ideas For Student Writing and Blogging Online.

Prompt: Write a listicle.

Some helpful notes:

  • Write about any topic at all that interests you
  • A list can be as short as 3 entries
  • Be helpful, make the list a resource your readers may want to bookmark and come back to
  • If you aren’t up for a list, write about lists, list keeping tools, or tools to embed lists
  • Marketing tests prove that putting a number in your title will often increase shares and clicks

Don’t forget to try and include your twitter name in the comments below when you share a link to your post. This helps us give you credit when we tweet your post out!

Happy blogging!

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  1. Thank you, so much, for your kind words! I was a bit nervous about my first blog venture so you were very encouraging. You may certainly share the blog post. I am flattered that you asked!
    Have a GREAT day!
    Rachelle

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    • Sorry, I meant to post the comment to my thread! lol

      • teachingthemtogether
    • Thought-provoking. I pinned it with a note that it might work as a possible text to include as a connected text to Orwell’s 1984.

      Julie

    • Oh Rachelle, these are absolutely marvelous procedures and you’ve written them so well that anyone will be able to follow them! Thank you for sharing, and I plan to share your blog post with others (that is, if you don’t mind?).
      BrP

      • Thank you, so much, for your kind words! I was a bit nervous about my first blog venture so you were very encouraging. You may certainly share the blog post. I am flattered that you asked!
        Have a GREAT day!
        Rachelle

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    • I love the Open sign idea! 🙂 I’m definitely going to keep my eyes open for one!

      Julie

      • The open sign is really fun. Amazon usually has new ones for a little less than $20.
        But you could also just make your own by drawing on 2 sides of a piece of poster board, etc. then just flip the sign!

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    • Very cool infographic, Julie. I saved it to my Pinterest board of “Awesome Education Infographics”!
      BrP

      • Thank you! It’s my first attempt at an infographic…and I honestly started it last fall! Without this prompt, I may never have finished it. 🙂 Looking forward to the next prompt.

        Julie

    • I also love the infographic! Very professional! I can see it as a printed poster in a teacher store. 🙂

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    • Such wisdom in such an easy to read list. I am inspired to un-retire!
      BrP

    • Love the 10-1 countdown and the graphic image is very cool!
      BrP

    • Thanks to an earlier #EduBlogsClub post, I discovered Google Keep and am loving it…felt good to check that one off the list of your top 10!

      Julie

    • An inspiring post! You make me proud to be a teacher.
      BrP

    • What a charming post, Nita. I love “do the needful,” but, please, what does “prepone” mean? I really want to start using it!!
      BrP

    • Great list Dan. I actually do some part-time work for Cult of Pedagogy!
      BrP

    • So impressed with your procedures! I like that idea about cascading grades and the ways you let the technology do the math work. And I’m sure many teachers will love the idea of only grading 1 day per week! BTW, I chuckled about the stamps–when I taught HS science, I was amazed at the big burly guys who would whine until they got a sticker! Kids!
      BrP

    • A fantastic post! And even though I know the value and importance of school librarians, the numbers still amaze me. Philadelphia…8??!! That is criminal!! Thank you for putting all the data in one place. I certainly plan to share your post.