“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!”
I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready for an extended break, and your teachers aren’t nearly as busy as at the beginning of the year.
- For the administrator, it’s helpful to start your 12-month membership now while you have a little downtime to get used to the reporting and statistics functions. One less tool to set up and to learn when back to school season is in full swing. Also, if the administrator sets up their account NOW they will be able to start tracking their school’s blogging efforts as soon as the students start publishing next year. Did I mention your rostering will be done for you before the kids enter the classroom?
- At the end of the year, the major curriculum milestones are out of the way so teachers have the time and flexibility to experiment with different types of posts and activities. Interest blogs, projects with illustrations or videos, literature activities, even exams: all of this can be tested with ease at the end of the school year- rather than feel crunched for time in the beginning. Now is also a great time to cultivate your student’s work in a single shareable location. How better to showcase a year’s worth of learning than on a proverbial digital fridge for all the world to see?
- Get your students engaged in blogging now, and they will blog over the summer! This may sound crazy – students voluntarily doing school work over the summer – but we have MULTIPLE teachers who have graciously shared their expertise in these articles on how to make it happen. We also have districts setting up blogging networks for their summer study abroad programs (how cool is that?). Your options are endless.
- Kidblog Teachers, do you know what happens next year? All your student’s blogging progress could come to a definite halt. Help your fellow teachers institute their accounts now to help your students continue to build their portfolios seamlessly, year-over-year.
If you’re a teacher that has experienced the benefits of blogging with your students, consider expanding those benefits to your whole school. So many engaged students, visible progress, comments, feedback, connections galore: you would be a hero! Introduce your principal or administrator to the idea that NOW is the time to set up your 12-month, school-sponsored Admin Pro membership and request your quote today.