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Do your students have blogs? Or perhaps they contribute to a class blog?

Enthusiasm is typically high when blogs are first set up but students may need some assistance to keep the momentum going.

Sometimes the hardest part is knowing what to write about. Or, sometimes students need guidance to explore new ideas and genres.

We’re here to help!

Throughout the year, we’ve been including blogging prompts for teachers and students in our email newsletter.

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We’ve compiled these prompts into a resource for students. With 50 new blog post ideas to explore, “blogger’s block” should be a thing of the past!

Scroll down to find a printable PDF.

Next week we’ll be publishing 50 new prompts for educators on The Edublogger.

50 New Blog Post Ideas For Students The Edublogger

Wait! We’re Not Blogging Yet!

If you’re keen to get a blogging program happening in your classroom, the easiest option is to work through one of our free, self-paced courses. 

You might be particularly interested in:

  • Blogging With Students: This course is designed for teachers who want to set up a class blog (and then possibly introduce student blogs).
  • Blogging Bootcamp: This is a course students can work through at their own pace to learn about blogging.

Also, look out for our next guided Student Blogging Challenge which will begin in March, 2019. You can sign up to receive an email when registrations are open.

The 50 Prompts For Students

  1. Interview someone in your school community like your principal, cleaner, librarian, or student teacher.
  2. Make a word cloud using one of these online tools or iPad apps. Add your word cloud to your blog. You could even invite readers to guess the topic.
  3. Try a craft activity and blog about it. There’s lots of inspiration online! Education.com has a comprehensive collection of ideas.
  4. Watch a book being read on Storyline Online and prepare a book review (you can embed the story in a post).
  5. Write a post as a historical figure or as a character from a book or movie.
  6. Try a ReadWriteThink poetry interactive and publish a poem on your blog.
  7. Write about your role model or someone you admire. What makes them special?
  8. Try a TeachStarter visual writing prompt (you can save the image and put it in your post).
  9. Share a recipe that you enjoy eating or making. Spice up your post with a photo of the end result!
  10. Create your own original song in Chrome Music Lab. Click on ‘Save’ to get the link or embed code to publish your song in a post.
  11. Take some photos of objects from interesting angles and have your readers try to guess what they are.
  12. List some random acts of kindness that you’d like to see other students try. You might get some ideas from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
  13. Are there certain song lyrics that have stuck with you? Write about this like the students in Mr. Hope’s class.
  14. Write the beginning of a short story and invite your readers to finish it in a comment.
  15. Make a top 10 list of anything. It could be your favorite songs, music, sportspeople etc. Or it could be school related, like your ‘top 10 moments from the school year so far’ or your ‘top 10 lunchtime activities’.
  16. Create a story based on emoji prompts. Go to byrdseed.com/emoji to generate your prompts.
  17. Make a jigsaw out of one of your photos on Jigsaw Planet and embed it in a blog post.
  18. Create a mystery word game like the students at St Charles Borromeo School. Invite readers to record their words in a comment.
  19. Write a review for an online game. Don’t forget to include the link so others can try it.
  20. Create a recommended reading list for others to enjoy. Check out this list on The Electronic Pencil for inspiration.
  21. Make a quiz for your readers. They could answer in a comment or you could use Google Forms. The quiz could be about anything — Disney movies, chemistry, capital cities, football… you choose!
  22. Read an article on DOGO News and write a summary with your own thoughts. Tip: There is even a DOGO News plugin!
  23. Embed or link to an interesting TED-Ed Talk and write your own summary and reflections.
  24. Ask a friend or family member if they’d like to write a guest post on your blog.
  25. John Spencer has created an excellent collection of video writing prompts. Use one of these as inspiration for your writing.
  26. There’s a popular site called Solvemoji.com where emojis are used in maths puzzles. Make your own puzzles for your readers!
  27. Create an A-Z of yourself or one of your interests (e.g. an A-Z of basketball or gardening).
  28. Add an image from Photos For Class to a post and write about it. Create a poem, story, information report, or any other style of writing!
  29. Come up with a six-word story. Melissa Pilakowski has some examples on her teacher blog if you’re looking for inspiration.
  30. Check out these 20 blogging prompts from Randy Rodgers. They’re designed for teens but some could be used by younger students.
  31. Describe what your perfect classroom would look like. Use your imagination; it could be indoors, outdoors, in a school, or somewhere else!
  32. Write a post with your favorite jokes. You could even do a series of posts with different categories — knock-knock jokes, animal jokes, doctor jokes, etc.
  33. Create some Would You Rather..? questions for your audience such as: Would you rather live 100 years in the past or future? or Would you rather be able to fly or swim underwater without breathing? Share your own thoughts too!
  34. Write about animals. You could talk about your favorite pet or wild animal. Or perhaps you could write about what animals mean to you or how we can look after animals.
  35. Try the popular weekly 100 Word Challenge. Check out the latest prompt on their website and find out how to get involved.
  36. Try Scholastic’s Story Starter generator (ideal for K-6). Write your story as a blog post and invite your readers to comment.
  37. If you had three wishes, what would they be?
  38. Get inspiration from Writer Igniter which provides you with a character, situation, prop, and setting. This is best for middle school or high school students.
  39. Generate your own Siri conversation via ifakesiri. Embed it on your blog or take a screenshot.
  40. Make some emoji artwork using Google’s Made With Code Emoji Project or emoji.ink. Add your image to a post and tell your readers about it.
  41. Browse the kids’ Guinness World Records website and write about an impressive record. Or tell your readers what sort of world record you’d like to attempt.
  42. Improve your writing by trying Describing Words. This free web tool helps you find new words to describe nouns.
  43. Choose a well-known story (perhaps a fairytale or another classic) and publish a different ending.
  44. Write a post about some of the words that were introduced in the year you were born according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. 
  45. Write about the rules at school or home. Are there any rules you’d like to see changed?
  46. Write a message in a secret code. Perhaps a number could represent each letter of the alphabet or you could write each word backwards. Ask readers to guess what the post says in a comment.
  47. Check out 1000 Writing Prompts For Students from the New York Times.
  48. MakeBeliefsComix has some writing prompts that could be great for student blog posts.
  49. Publish a list of questions you have about the world or about a certain topic. You don’t have to answer them. It can sometimes just be good to explore the things you’re curious about!
  50. Check out the 100+ prompts for student bloggers that we published last year and see what else you could write about!

Get Your PDF

For your convenience, we’ve assembled these prompts into a PDF that you can save to your computer, print, or share with others.

50 New Blog Post Ideas For Students The Edublogger

Over To You

What sorts of things do your students like to write about? Where do they find inspiration?

Do you set topics for your students’ blog posts, or do you give them free choice? Scroll down to find the comment box and let us know!


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  1. Thanks for all the nice ideas! I just learned about 100WC and some other great inspirations. I will try some sone!

  2. Love these ideas!!! I am off to try them…