Blogs – Hands On Training Area

hands onThis area will be a focal point for our blog training.

Delegates will be able to create their own blogs, embed web content, share and comment on other blogs.

Having developed these skills in training sessions they can then take back to school and share.

Why use blogs?  Blog creates the opportunity to write for an audience which will in turn improve writing, online safety tips to remember:

  • Only use your first name when commenting – no surnames.
  • Relatives who leave comments are also asked to use their first name only or to post comments as “Ben’s Mum” or “Tom’s Grandad”.
  • Keep safe – don’t reveal any personal information.
  • Don’t use slang and no ‘text talk’ – write in full sentences and read your comments back carefully before submitting.
  • Always show respect – be positive if you are going comment and always remember that the blog is an extension of our school that the rest of the world is able to see.
  • Never pretend to be someone else on the blog.
  • Don’t  post photos or links to other websites unless you have permission from your teacher.
  • Remember – all posts and comments are checked by school staff before they are approved.

Easter Research

This blog was used with year4 Church Road

LO: To research Easter traditions and share your finding in this blog post.

Can you find the answer to what and how some of these Easter traditions started?

  • When is Easter this year?
  • How many days does Easter go on for?
  • What does this festival celebrate?
  • Do you have a favourite Easter egg? What is it and why?
  • What does the eggs represent at Easter?
  • Have you ever been on a Easter egg hunt?
  • Where does the Easter egg hunt tradition come from?
  • What can you find about the Easter Bunny, what does the bunny do and where did this tradition start?


Enhancing your school blog

Here are a few examples of some tools schools are using. Please feel free to add your comments and reviews of resources that have worked well in your setting.

Remember sign up to:

100 word challenge 5SentenceChallenge

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Here are some sites where you can embed code to enhance your blogs:

SlideShare vimeo AudioBoo photobucket

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Bolton- HowTo Blogs Tips

Of course there are lots more web tools, do feel free to share what you use and how.

Who needs the sun!

For our summer holidays this year we decided that we would venture down south to an county we have never been before – Suffolk. We stopped a beautiful sea side town call Southwold. What a beautiful place!

beachhuts2We stopped in a little cottage close to the coast, we went for long windy walks along the beach were we came across a row of quaint beach huts that families used as their base camp, we could hear lots of laugher as the children played in the sand.

Mr Lyons was very interested in going on a brewery tour, I wanted to make sure we had a cream tea but we both agreed that we wanted to go on the coastal voyager trip.

LO: In this blog write a short descriptive passage about one of the highlights of your summer holidays.

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