Weekly Digest #96: Why Teachers Blog

Weekly Digest #96: Why Teachers Blog

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We love teacher blogs. They have become an amazing way to take a peek into a diverse set of classrooms, and for us sharing blogs has been a way to open up communication among many different types of educators, including teachers and researchers. If you're reading this, you probably don't need to be convinced of the benefit of blogs. Still, for this digest, we pulled together 5 resources about why teachers blog, and why many think teachers should blog. Perhaps, if you're a blog reader but not yet a writer, these resources will push you over the edge. For those who have been writing blogs for a while now, you can use these when explaining to colleagues or administrators why you're plugged into the blog world!!

 

1) Why Great Teachers Blog on Milken Education Awards Connections, @Milken

In this piece, 6 education bloggers answer a series of interview questions about why they blog and the benefits they feel it brings them.

 

2) 365 Days As A Blogger by Blake Harvard, @effortfuleduktr

About a year ago, Blake says he caught "the bug." In this piece, he talks about how he got started blogging, and what it has been like for him.

 
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4) Ten Reasons Every Educator Should Start Blogging by Kathleen Morris, @kathleen_morris on The Edublogger

This piece covers the benefits of blogging for educators as well as the benefits of bringing blogging into the classroom.

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5) 9 Reasons Why Teachers Should Blog by Tsisana Palmer, @onlinecoursesTP, on Edutopia

This piece has a number of great benefits from sharing and publishing for others to practicing writing and reflecting. The best part? Each reason is concise!!


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