How I Use It
Students in my classroom use Blogger to reflect upon articles and video we watch in class. Students journal about the assigned article or video to share what they have learned and add personal experiences. We then post links to our blogs on Edmodo so other students in our class can read and comment on them. This provides students with a real audience.
With our Google 4 Education accounts, setting up and creating a blog is relatively simple. The price of "free" is inviting as well. Students enjoy applying new designs and take the writing seriously. It helps for them to know the teacher will not be the only one reading their blog. It does take a bit of playing around with the interface to find all of the options.