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Throughout 2017, we published a weekly blogging prompt for educators and edtech enthusiasts. We called this project — #EdublogsClub.

When the catch-up weeks were removed, we had a collection of 35 published blog post prompts. We have added these prompts, along with an additional 15, to create a new ebook of post ideas for educational bloggers.

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Using The 50 Prompts

These prompts could be used in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions:

  • Bloggers who participated in the #EdublogsClub during 2017 might want to keep their blogging streak going by working on the additional 15 prompts (or pick and choose/catch up on missed prompts).
  • Educators who are new to blogging, or have let their blog lapse, might use the prompts as inspiration to get going.
  • Pre-service teachers might like to work through some blogging prompts as a way to begin their reflective journey as an educator, and start building a professional learning network.
  • Retired teachers might use the prompts as a way to publish memories, reflections and wisdom around certain topics.
  • You might consider getting a group of friends or colleagues together and forming your own #EdublogsClub. Each week, you could choose a topic to write about and encourage each other with comments and feedback.

The 50 Prompts

Note: you can find more elaboration, suggestions and examples in the PDF version.

1. Share your blogging story
2. Discuss your classroom or place of work
3. Write about leadership, peer coaching, and/or effecting change
4. Include an image in a post
5. Publish a post about free online tools
6. Write about challenging situations
7. Create a listicle about any topic
8. Share your thoughts or experiences of student privacy
9. Do you include popular culture in the classroom?
10. Write a post about giving feedback to students
11. Embed something in a post
12. The pendulum: discuss how educational trends come and go
13. Include a giveaway in a post
14. Write a post that discusses assessment
15. Tell a story
16. Discuss problem-based or project-based learning
17. Share some art, poetry or music
18. Share your thoughts or approaches to social media
19. Write a post about books or reading
20. Share your time management or productivity tips
21. Write a post about videos and/or include a video
22. Reflect on working with parents, being an educator-parent, or your own parents
23. Post your experiences with professional learning and conferences
24. Invite a guest to post on your blog, or write a guest post for another blog
25. Share your thoughts or experiences of digital citizenship
26. Write about the subject matter in which you specialize
27. I wish professional development was…
28. Share your advice for new teachers
29. Write a post about interviews, or publish an interview
30. Share your favorite tool or resource
31. 100 Word Challenge: Respond to the picture prompt
32. Create a post about how schools and classrooms have changed over time
33. Share your favorite quotes in a blog post
34. World Teachers’ Day: Reflect on a teacher or the status of teachers
35. Write a response to an online article
36. Write a post about a hobby or interest
37. What are your favorite blogs? Create a review or listicle
38. Share your short term and/or long term goals
39. What could have been an alternative career for you?
40. Write about your experiences overseas, or your travel dreams
41. Share your preferred methods of communication
42. Write a post about using audio/podcasts either personally or professionally
43. Embed a poll or survey (and do a follow up post with the results)
44. Share your thoughts on the teaching of formal handwriting
45. Create an A to Z
46. Write an open letter to someone
47. Describe your commute to work
48. Share an interesting statistic and write your interpretation of the data
49. Create your own list of prompts like this one!
50. Celebrate and reflect on completing this challenge

We Need Your Examples

We would love you to comment on this post if you complete any of the prompts. The first 35 prompts in the ebook have a linked example to a post from an #EdublogsClub community member. The last 15 prompts don’t have examples. So we need your work!

If you’re looking for blogging prompts for students, we also have a PDF resource with over 100 ideas!

Spread the word about this resource and please get in touch with any feedback!

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About Kathleen Morris

I am a primary school teacher and mum of two from Victoria, Australia. I write about blogging, global collaboration and technology integration on http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au Connect with me on Twitter @kathleen_morris

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    • We love your dedication to the project! Just left you a comment 🙂

      • Kathleen Morris
    • I loved reading your thoughts and left you a comment, Alicia!

      Kathleen

      • Kathleen Morris
    • Very cool, Alicia. What a goal! 🙂

      • Kathleen Morris
    • Thank you for sharing, Alicia. I look forward to having a read soon!

      Kathleen

      • Kathleen Morris
  1. Thanks for the kind words Kathleen! My blood pressure is pretty high right now trying to figure all of this stuff out! For instance, where do I click to enable the RSS feed? Apparently, I’ve searched everywhere except the right spot!

    LeAnn

    • Hi LeAnn,

      I understand. The learning curve can feel overwhelming but you will get there and you don’t need to learn everything at once.

      The good news is blogs automatically have RSS feeds and all modern feed readers are able to locate the RSS feed using the blog URL. Provided you have published a new post on your blog then someone adding your blog URL to a feed reader like Feedly would be able to subscribe to your blog.

      You can read more about it here http://help.edublogs.org/introduction-to-rss-and-subscribing-using-rss/

      The Edublogs help guides have heaps of useful information. Just type your query into the search bar on this page and you should find the tutorial you’re after https://help.edublogs.org/

      Let us know if you have more questions too.

      Kathleen

      • Kathleen Morris
  2. This is a great list for a beginner like me! I’m pretty intimidated by all of this right now, but my students appreciate my willingness to try new things. I usually end up learning as much from them as they do from me! I can see using blogging to reflect on activities our academic team does.

    • What a fantastic attitude. Some teachers shy away from using online tools because they’re worried that their students know more than them. It’s wonderful to hear your students appreciate your willingness to try new things. Learning together is great.
      Let us know if we can be of any help as you get your blogging off the ground. 🙂

      Kathleen

      • Kathleen Morris
    • Hi Jeff,

      What a powerful post! I hope others take the time to read that. Such an important message.

      I’d love to include your example when we update the guide. I have left a comment on your blog too!

      Kathleen

      • Kathleen Morris
      • Please feel free to use any post at any time. Thanks for reading.

    • Hi Alicia,
      This is great news! I look forward to checking out your hobby post soon.
      Kathleen 🙂

      • Kathleen Morris
  3. This is exactly the inspiration I needed. Thanks!

    • Teach. Grade. Repeat.
    • We’re very happy to hear that! Good luck and let us know how you go.

      Kathleen 🙂

      • Kathleen Morris
  4. This is good and I will be using it to blog for the next few weeks!

    Thanks.

    • Daniel Adeboye
    • Great to hear, Daniel!

      • Kathleen Morris
  5. Thank you very much Kathleen! I will translate them to my school too and I will send you a copy. I send tow English Versions to my colleagues who teach English to the older Students. My pace will be slow, as I my school is very long.
    Congratulations for your beautiful work.
    Ines

    • I’m sorry, I meant: “I sent two versions…” and ” my school day is very long”

      • Thank you for your kind words and for your translation efforts, Ines! 🙂

        Kathleen

        • Kathleen Morris