Definition -

  • A blog (a portmanteau of the term "web log")[1] is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. (Wikipedia)

Tips for Starting a Blog

  1. Choose the right platform - there are many free educational solutions for blogging in the list below, each one offers different/unique capabilities.
    1. Edmodo
    2. Kidblog
    3. Gaggle
    4. Edublog Campus
    5. 21 Classes
  2. Choose a topic/niche - all blogs are about something, have a purpose and audience for what you are writing about.
  3. Promote/market your blog - after you start creating posts it's important to market your blog to other readers/bloggers to build your audience.
  4. Add content - sometimes adding multimedia content (photos, video, etc) can be a nice way to engage your audiences interest.
  5. Allow comments - allowing people to comment on your posts is vital to building a collaborative environment. However, do so w/ comment moderation enabled so nothing inappropriate can be posted on your site.

"How to video" using Kidblog...