Blogging is a great platform for children learn about the benefits of using the internet and the importance of eSafety. Blogging in a safe environment, such as PrimaryBlogger, provides the opportunity for pupils to learn about the internet, whilst teaching staff can have the confidence that they’re blogging via a safety conscious service.
Blogging can have a positive effect on children’s contributions both inside and outside the classroom and offers a huge sense of fulfilment, knowing that their work is being published to the world. The children take pride in seeing their work online and love receiving comments, which also promotes reflection on their work.
Introducing blogging to the classroom offers additional benefits such as improving reading and writing skills, as well as ICT skills. It allows peers to comment on pupils’ work and children knowing that a real audience is looking at their work, motivates them to take extra care with their writing and spelling in posts and comments.
Blogging can be used to encourage collaborative working and improve communication with others, even with schools in other countries. It’s common for schools from different parts of the world to team up with their blogging, taking it in turns to write blog posts and comment on each others work. Some schools even venture into the pupils writing comments in another language!
A school or class blog is a great way to celebrate learning and achievements and acts as a window into the classroom for parents, families and governors. It encourages pupil and parent engagement, allowing parents to keep up to date with what’s happening in the classroom and leave comments if they wish. The regular flow of information and student discussion can strengthen the school partnership with families and the local community.
PrimaryBlogger blogs can be linked into your Edusite website, and we can even build matching themes for your blogs so that they match your school website.
If you’d like to get started with a free school blog, head over to PrimaryBlogger and with just a few clicks you’ll be up and running.