Why Use Blogs in Education?

For many of the same reasons you would have a static website, communication.

WordPress’s built-in blogging features are excellent for sharing news, updates, and educational content. Schools can use blogs to showcase student work, share insights, and engage with the community.

Blogging by Pupils

There are many ways you can use a blog. Here we are considering a blog where pupils post as part of their learning.

A static website involves a fair bit of work and distances learners from the publishing process. Weblogs allow learners to become more directly involved in the publishing process without delving into time consuming html skills.

  • Allow learners to ‘write the web’ as opposed to reading it.
  • It is another wall display
  • To give the learners a wider (one of the widest) audience for some of their work, increase their sense of ownership and responsibility of their work and gain feedback and co-operation from others. Working in small groups on a shared text encourages peer feedback and co-operation.
  • It allows learners to practice Internet Safety skills in a real way in an environment where their teachers can offer help and support.
  • Hopefully it should inform parents and even allow learners to understand aspects of class life. Scanning down a blog can show a surprisingly wide variety of activities recently covered.
  • For many learners working on the computer still has motivational value and this is surely increased by the fact that we are publishing to a worldwide audience.

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