Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!
Maybe you’ve signed up for a blog and you’re wondering what to do next? We’re here to help.
What Is A Blog?
First, if you’re very new to blogging, you might want to check out this video that describes what exactly a blog is and how it works.
Tip: This can be handy to show students too.
Quick Start Guide: Starting Your Blog
This 15-minute video tutorial walks you through setting up your blog. It’s like a quick start guide to get you going if you’re totally new to blogging.
Tip: If you’ve already signed up and want to know what to do next, you can start at the 1 minute 40 mark, or click here to go straight to that point.
Want to go over some of the topics covered in this video again, or in more depth?
Here are the links to the specific written tutorials.
- Signing up for your blog
- Logging in to your blog
- Using your dashboard
- Publishing your first post
- Editing a published post
- Publishing pages
- Changing settings like your blog title, tagline, time zone and language
- Changing your theme
Edublogs Overview Presentation
Want to learn more about Edublogs or introduce it to colleagues or parents?
This overview of Edublogs can be viewed as a Google Slides presentation or as a PDF.
It goes through:
- What is Edublogs?
- The benefits of using Edublogs
- How to get started with Edublogs
- Example blogs from different age groups and settings
- How to learn more
Edublogs Overview Printable PDF
This two page document explains Edublogs in a nutshell and goes through some frequently asked questions.
Distribute it to staff or share it with parents.
Want to learn more about blogging step-by-step in your own time? We have a series of free self-paced courses for students and teachers that help you learn to blog.
You might be particularly interested in:
Blogging With Students (For Teachers — this shows you how to set up a class blog)
Blogging Bootcamp (For Students — feel free to assign this to your students)
Personal Blogging (For Educators — learn how to create your own personal blog)
Student Blogging Challenge
Want your students to learn more about blogging while connecting with classes around the world?
Help And Support
Now it’s time to explore our help and support site further. This is the place where you can find everything you need to know about setting up and customizing your blog.
Make yourself familiar with the search function and the user guides.
Note: All the Edublogs help resources also apply to CampusPress blogs.
Help In Your Dashboard
When you’re working in the dashboard of your blog, look for the “Need Help?” box in the bottom right-hand corner.
Clicking on this brings up a help menu where you can search or browse help guides, or email support.
We’ve written lots of articles on The Edublogger that help you become a better blogger.
- TIME Not sure if you have time to blog? This post offers some suggestions on how to face this obstacle.
- PARENTS Want to get your students’ families engaging with your class blog? Here are some ideas and examples for you.
- PRIVACY Unsure whether your students should be publishing publicly online? We weigh up the pros and cons, and explain the options available with your privacy settings.
- DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Blogging is an excellent way for students to learn about digital citizenship in a supported and authentic environment. Learn more.
- CLASS BLOGS Want to look at examples of different types of blogs? We maintain a list of various examples of blogs which should provide you with some inspiration.
- STUDENT BLOGS Interested in student blogs or digital portfolios? Take a look at the way other teachers use student blogs in the classroom.
- MAINTAIN MOMENTUM Having trouble keeping up your teacher blog? We have 12 tips for you.
- POST IDEAS Not sure what to write about?
If you have any questions about Edublogs, drop a comment below.
Or if you have any suggestions for more resources that would help you introduce Edublogs to others, be sure to let us know.
Need more help? Remember, You can email our support team any time.
It can sometimes feel overwhelming to look at established blogs with lots of content and attractive features. Comparison paralysis or fear of imperfection is common when starting something new. Please don’t worry!
At the end of the day, the best way to learn is to start. Your first blog posts probably won’t be perfect but that doesn’t matter. Demonstrating to your students that you too are a learner and willing to give new things a go is an excellent trait.
So it’s time to jump in and start blogging. Have fun!