Why Blog?

Some considerations for for framing the discussion around blogging:

Big Picture Questions About Education Blogging
  • Why are you interested in attending this training? 
  • What do you hope to learn? 
  • Why do you want to blog or blog more?
  • Do you already blog? 
  • How’s it been? 
  • How is your current blog traffic? 
  • Does blog traffic inform your strategy/practice? 
  • What are the barriers to blogging that you foresee? 
Why Blog?
  • Students 
  • Educators 
Getting Started
  • What is the mission or goal of your blog? 
  • What are you trying to accomplish with it? 
  • What are the current strengths of your writing or blog? 
  • In what areas would you most like to improve your blogging or social media outreach? 
Getting Going
  • Blogging schedule - when to blog; how often to blog?
  • Networking / sharing your blog - social media (Google+ or Twitter) and email subscriptions (add the 'Follow By Email' gadget under Layout to your blog)
  • What steps do you currently, or will you take, take to promote or market your blog? (Related content links within your blog post)
Resources For Blogging Ideas/Topics:
  • Blogamonth
  • Teacher Leadership Challenge
  • Teaching Channel Blog
  • Edutopia Discussions

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