Blogging to Support Literacy


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Blogs in Plain English

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Blogs you have to read




Great Blogging Resources!



Starting a blog! is a free, user-friendly environment for starting a blog and blogging. It provides the facility of being able to have one set of login data to, from which a variety of different blogs can be made. Although I have had success with Blogger blogs in the classroom with students as well as for my own personal use I would encourage teachers to look at learnerblogs for student use. is a newer learning environment. It is a tool for online communities to share, present, blog, and interact. This year I am using this blogging software in order to explore the facilities of ELGG and to try something different.


Blog Toys

Technorati (for publicizing and tracking your blog)

Talkr  ('speaks' your blog post)

GCast (embed audio)

ClustrMaps (put a map on a web page and track the location and number of visitors)

GeoVisitors (another location and tracking tool)

NeoWorx (another location and tracking with cool visual features)

MyBlogLog (reports details of who is looking at your blog)

ClockLink (put clocks on a web page and set them to different times)

Library Thing (feed your favourite books onto the blog)


Also, don't forget about feeding photos through flickr and bookmarks through delicious onto your blog (various formats available)



Blog Toys