For many years, our Teacher Challenge series of self-paced courses have been a valuable way for educators and students to learn about blogging and edtech.
While our friends in the Northern Hemisphere have been enjoying summer over the past few months, we’ve been busy updating a number of resources to help our community learn and grow.
All our professional learning opportunities are free and open to anyone and everyone!
There have been some exciting updates and makeovers which we’ll break down for you in the coming weeks.
Here’s an overview of our key professional learning opportunities for teachers and students.
Currently, we have three professional development opportunities on our Teacher Challenge site with more to be added in future.
For students, there has been an exciting change, with the supported bi-annual Student Blogging Challenge and the self-paced Blogging Bootcamp coming together on the Student Blogging Challenge website.
About The Blogging With Students Teacher Challenge
This free, self-paced course guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up a class blog and blogging with students.
Each step includes links to class blogs being used by educators to give you ideas and inspiration.
The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order!
Visit the Blogging With Students home page or use the menu below to check out individual steps:
- Step 1: Set Up Your Class Blog
- Step 2: Set Up Pages
- Step 3: Write Your First Posts
- Step 4: Teach Quality Commenting Skills
- Step 5: Add Widgets
- Step 6: Help Parents And Students Connect
- Step 7: Images, Copyright, And Creative Commons
- Step 8: Embed Content In Posts
- Step 9: All About Video
- Step 10: Connect With Other Classes
- Step 11: Set Up Your Student Blogs
We know some teachers like to have a concrete guide to help them work through our online courses. We’ve put together an optional PDF workbook that will help to keep you on track and focused as you work through the 11 steps.
Read through the workbook below to find out more about the challenge.
Scroll down and click on the ‘download’ button under the document to save it to your computer.
Up For A 30 Day Challenge?
Want some support and reminders as you work through the Blogging With Students Challenge?
Sign up for email reminders!
We’ll pop into your inbox every few days for 30 days and present you one step at a time. We’ll show you exactly what you need to do and offer reminders as well.
To sign up, simply enter your details in the embedded form below, or click here to open the sign-up form in your browser.
You can start at any time.
More To Come!
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more information on The Edublogger about our other courses for teachers and students.
Don’t miss those updates! We send out an email newsletter with our latest posts from The Edublogger. It also includes weekly blogging prompts for teachers and students. If you’re not receiving our newsletter, sign up here!
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