Monday, October 26, 2015
Easyblog.org - Super Easy Student Blogging App
Since KidBlog switched to an all paid model in August, we've been on the lookout for a new, EASY way for students to blog. Last week we learned about Easyblog from Abigail Embry, 4th grade teacher at Dove Elementary. Right now, if you sign up for an account you get 100gb of space for free! There is a bit of a process to get everything setup on each iPad but it's the easiest blogging app I've seen for kids. Parents can visit their child's blog online and can subscribe so that they get an email each time their child posts.
Here are step by step instructions to get everything set up: https://goo.gl/g3nzdk. The site also has a great collection of tutorial videos http://goo.gl/nUm2UF
Once everything is setup, students have 4 choices when they're in the app ("The Easyblog App" https://goo.gl/2IbYZd)
When they choose the Type button, they have a piece of paper for their writing and can also post a photo and/or video.
Once they tap Done, they give their post a title, choose a subject and tap the green check mark.
Students can read each others' posts by tapping the Visit Blogs button in the app. If you want your students to leave comments for each other, they have to go to the URL of the blog in Safari.