Blogging is one of the most popular web 2.0 tools around and used by educators everywhere. Basically, it is "online journaling" and a great way for students/teachers to create online content. However, the key to a blog is it's collaborative nature and the ability to generate communication among others.
That being said, I decided to list my favorites blogging solution for educators...
Top 10 Blogging Solutions
- Edmodo - A terrific solution for blogging in the classroom and it's free. It allows teachers to create student accounts and monitor all their activity.
- Kidblog - A great free way for students to blog w/ no email account necessary, teachers have total control of student content.
- Gaggle - A semi-free (paid version removes ads) way for student's to blog in a filtered environment. Gaggle will also filter Google Apps, provide forums, and filter YouTube as well.
- Blogger - Google's free blogging service that is very easy to use and has a beautiful user interface w/ lots of: themes, gadgets, and options to choose from.
- Word Press - One of the most popular free blogging platforms on the web. It requires an install and setup which means it has a bit of a higher learning curve then some other options.
- Edublog Campus - A paid blogging solution for schools that is built around the Word Press Platform.
- Penzu - Is a nice new (beta) site for blogging that allows users to choose if they want their posts to be public or private.
- Live Journal - Is a combination of a blogging platform and social network that is very popular w/ a focus on social media.
- 21 Classes - A wonderful blogging solution for students/Teachers. Teachers can create student accounts and monitor all blog entries before they are posted.
- TypePad - Create excellent looking blogs w/ this very easy to use paid service.