Get it Write with Google Blogger

Would you like to start blogging? Let’s get started answering why, who, how and what about blogging. Bring your laptop and mobile device for this hands-on session. We’ll create a blog, check settings, make a post and more. Learn what makes a good blog post and see how you can post from a mobile device.
  • Why blog?
  • Who is your audience? 
  • How do you make a blog post?
  • What makes a good blog post?
  • Can you blog with students?


Why do you want to start a blog? Who is your audience?

Create a blog

Follow along and let's create a new blog and check our settings.
            Google Blogger support site

What makes a good blog post?

Check out this checklist for a meaningful blog POST (our SAS "POST" filter).

Now make a blog post that includes:


Add a link to your blog to this shared spreadsheet.
Click on the blog link below yours and leave a comment.
Go back to your blog and check the comment that was left and reply.

India Summit Blog Links

Commenting resources you can use with students:

Student blogging

How might we use blogs with students?

Extra resources

Why blog with students? - SAS teacher responses
Why Should Middle School Students Blog - Wes Fryer
Blogger setup for SAS middle school students
Teacher Dashboard by Hapara
YIS Student Blogs
Great resources and blog examples from Jeff Utecht
Advice on starting kids with blogging - Kim Cofino
Information given to kids when starting blogging - Yokohama International School
Kim Cofino’s student examples
How a high school IB English teacher got started - Scroll down to this part: Follow this link to see how an IB English High School teacher (Mr. Munson) "got started"
How to give students a voice in their education
More resources including some sample blog rubrics - Edorigami

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms by Will Richardson
Chapters 2 and 3, but especially chapter 2

Classroom Blogging - A teacher’s guide to blogs, wikis, and other tools that are shaping a new information landscape by David F. Warlick

Because Digital Writing Matters from the National Writing Project
the whole thing

Making Connections with Blogging - Authentic Learning for Today’s Classroom by Lisa Parisi and Brian Crosby