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Creative Ways to Use the Blogging Platform

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 | Written by Michelle McKenzie

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Creative Ways to Use the Blogging Platform

365体育外围投注As schools and children adjust to home learning, PrimarySite’s blogging platform has become more popular than ever before. It’s a fantastic way to set work for children because they can respond to your posts and share what they’ve done. Teachers are also blogging in lots of other creative ways so we thought you might find it useful to see some ideas showing how you could use the blog to communicate with your class at this time.

Communication

We’ve seen lots of teachers using the blog to check in with their class daily. Teachers at Our Lady of Grace Juniors have been writing daily blogs to let the children know how they’re getting on.

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365体育外围投注Many schools have created blog accounts for their children so that they can create their own posts and comments. Ryton Infant and Junior School Partnership have had some lovely blogs from their children showing what they have been up to in this new chapter of their lives.

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Lessons

Hatfield Community Free School have always been great at posting weekly blogs to share what they have been learning in class.

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You could create something similar to let children and families know what is coming up in the week ahead. You can add links to pages in your website, pictures of worksheets and things that you would like the children to write about as well as links to other learning platforms that you use.

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If you’ve set your children up with accounts, they can comment on your posts and reach out for support where needed.

Writing

365体育外围投注Children love to know that they have an audience for their writing. Why not get them to create diary entries about their experiences during this time? Maybe one day in the future, their grandchildren will be able to read their posts about life during the COVID19 outbreak. You could also set your children writing challenges. Post a picture and get them to write about it.

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365体育外围投注Alternatively, why not set them a SPaG challenge? You could challenge the children to write sentences containing fronted adverbials, words from spelling lists or exciting vocabulary – the list is endless.

Security

365体育外围投注When posting online, it’s important to ensure that your blogs as secure as you would like them to be. With that in mind, you can set up different security and viewing options for your classes. You can choose whether to keep your blog posts accessible only to other logged in school users and you also have the option to set up prior approval for all children’s comments and posts. If you’re short on time, you can just set up your chosen staff members and ask children to post with their names and classes in the comments section of your posts.

We hope that’s given you some ideas to get started on your blog. Don’t forget that we offer free training via screen sharing on all our products so please get in touch if you need more support in order to get your blog going. As ever, you can call us on 01636 616630 for support or email us via customerservice@m43reviews.com

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