If you are a teacher who’s wanted to create a website for your classes, but thought it was too daunting a task, there is a relatively easy solution: Blogger.
Blogger is Google’s free online blogging tool that is easy to use and access, and can be adapted to almost any online requirement. I am scaling up my use of Blogger from a daily homework blog to a full website, complete with multiple web pages and online tools. It will supplement my communication platforms (Outlook and Teams) by providing an online location that houses all of my instructions, assignments, links, and videos. These resources are permanent; they don’t get lost in the daily scroll of posts. Moreover, students don’t require passwords, training or special software to access the resources. If they have a smartphone or laptop, my students can easily and quickly access my resources.
To help you get started, I’ve created three videos. The first is a brief justification for using Blogger as an educational tool, the second helps you create a blog and make your first post, and the third refines your blog by examining the key elements of your blog’s dashboard.
I think this is a great time to be using Blogger. Please let me know if you have any questions!
[Once you start a video, it might help to click on the Youtube square icon to view the video in full screen.]
Why should a teacher use Blogger?
Getting started with Blogger
Looking at the Blogger Dashboard (And How to Build Webpages)