Developing a Blog

Expose your students to collaborative writing processes and an authentic audience through blogging. In this course, you’ll plan out your strategy for a collaborative classroom blog by considering your blog’s theme, purpose and audience. Explore story formats, blogging platforms and feedback processes you can use with your students.

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Review story formats and writing for a blog audience   Analyze two processes for creating blog post stories
Learn about the role of the audience when writing for a blog and common types of blog story formats   Learn how to brainstorm story topics or identify a story topic as it develops.
Explore blogging platforms   Create a blog content strategy
Assess various blogging platforms to pick the right one for you and your students.   Develop a lesson plan and content strategy for the first month of your classroom blog.
  • Writing for An Audience
  • Practice: The Blog Draft
  • Practice: Exploring Blogging Platforms
  • From Idea to Story
  • Going Beyond Text
  • Before You Publish
  • Practice: Design Your Collaborative Blog Strategy
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.  

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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