With a school or class blog making connections is important.
That way your students have an authentic audience.
This is motivating and rewarding for them.
They will do their best work
when they know that they have a real audience.
Knowing one has an audience is motivating for the teacher too.
There are a number of excellent enterprises
which have been developed to promote
Irish educational or school blogs.
Sign up with them
and each time you post
your post will appear on their websites.
You could join EdBlogIE,
an aggregate blog devised by Nigel Lane
‘Your one-stop shop for Irish educational blogs’,
you can sign up for EdBlogIE here.
Nigel Lane and Simon Lewis set up Seas Suas
specifically for Irish Primary Schools.
You can add your blog to Seas Suas here.
Both these sites do an excellent job of
showcasing the blogs of Irish educators
and provide a very valuable service.
Further afield Rob Smith from
the inspiring Literacy Shed invites
teachers to submit a link to their blog
to add to a list of on Class Blogs Shed.
As of today there are only six Irish blogs on this list.
Add yours and fly the flag for Ireland.
Part Two of this article is here.