If you’re considering blogging in the classroom with your students, but are feeling a bit overwhelmed with where to begin, you are not alone. Even after blogging for five years, I still question which platform is best for me. Do I stick with Blogger, or switch to Word Press, Wix, or Weebly? What are the pros and cons to all of the options? Is there a platform that stands out as best for classroom use? In this post, we’ll take a look at all of the options to help you decide.
The final platform (that I am including) is Weebly. It too offers quite a few template options for free. It has more of a website feel, and when I tried to revise a template, I had a hard time getting it to respond when I wanted to edit text. To me, it wasn’t as easy to use as the other platforms.
- Keep the name short. (No one wants to type a long string of characters.)
- Keep the name focused on your blog’s topic.
- Do not include your grade level. It might change.
- Search the name on Google to see what comes up.
- Be unique and avoid trademark violations.
With any blog created on the platforms mentioned previously, a domain name and address can be purchased. Once purchased, the next step is for the blogger to redirect the blog to the new domain. If you are not sure how to do this, there are tutorials on the web that can help you. Below are just a few links I found:
- Blogspot Address Redirected To Domain
- WordPress Redirected to Domain
- Wix Website Redirecting To Domain
- The Benefits of Blogging
- Getting Started with the Right Platform
- Blogging and Keeping It All Safe
- Making the Most of Blog Images
- Using Picmonkey to Add Pizzazz to Your Posts