We’re currently running a fantastic offer for schools in the South-East (Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey) who sign-up to our school blog network service. New members will receive a free 2 hour teaching training session for up to 6 teachers, covering all the basic skills required to get blogging in your classrooms, and how to keep the blogs a safe and secure environment. It’s the perfect way to make sure your staff are ready to make the most of your new school blogs. Of course, if additional sessions are required, these can also be arranged.
Packages start from just £249.95 per year. If you would like to find out more, please give us a call on 01903 213015, email us at email@example.com, or simply fill in our sign-up form.
We look forward to hearing from you!
On your travels across the wonderful world of school blogs, have you noticed that some have a really great little widget which shows where in the world their visitors come from? How would you like one for your own school blog? It’s easy! Just follow these steps:
- Visit the ClustrMap website
- Enter your blog’s full address, and your email address, and click the “Make my map” button
- On the next page, leave the option on “[A] Recommended”, then select and copy all of the code it provides in the Recommended code box
- Now, in the admin area of your blog, go to Appearance > Widgets
- Drag and drop a new “Text” widget into your sidebar area
- Give it a title (e.g. “Visitor Map”), and paste all the code into the box, and click save
- Check your blog to see it in action! Please note, it make take a few minutes to update with the first batch of stats, after which stats update daily.
- EXTRA – You can revisit the ClustrMaps website and login with your blog address and password (emailed to you by ClustrMaps). When logged in, you can change some settings such as the style of map, as well as check statistics.
Let us know how you get on, and show us your ClusterMaps in action!
One of the great benefits of school blogs is the ability to invite comments on your blog posts, and so providing a fantastic method of diverse, constructive feedback for your students. When a visitor comments on a piece of uploaded student work, it can give that student a real sense of pride, and a great deal of excitement! Comments can come in from a range of visitors, from fellow students in the school, schools across the country or the world, teachers, parents, experts. A truly great way for students to receive a far broader range of feedback than is normally possible.
One of the hurdles that new school bloggers face early on is how to get some good comments on their blog posts? In this article, we’ll present a number of methods that can help you get some great comments on your blogs.
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How would you like to show all your school blog visitors which great books you are reading with your pupils? You can, with a lovely virtual bookshelf from Shelfari! Shelfari is a website from Amazon which allows you to “see what your friends are reading. Create virtual bookshelves for your books to keep track of what you’ve read. Discuss your favorite books in a book club”, but it’s their great little widget that we are interested in.
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We’re excited to have launched our very own blog here at The School Bloggers. We’ll be keeping you up to date with news from ourselves and our member schools, as well as posting great articles on the world of school blogging. If you’d like to be informed when we post a new article, you can subscribe to our blog using the handy little form in the right sidebar.
We always love to here from fellow school bloggers, so please feel free to comment away on our posts!