Blogger is a blog publishing service that allows users to create private or public blogs.
To learn more about blogs in general, visit the Learning Technologies blogs page or Learning Technologies' how-to guide for blogs.
- Free blog hosting (customizable domain name at added cost)
- Customizable design- the design of your Blogger blog is flexible. Blogger offers pre-designed templates, a template designer tool, and allows users to edit the blog's HTML or CSS. Customize your blog to match the theme of the course!
- Blog subscriptions- readers can subscribe to a blog using the Follow gadget or RSS feed. Students may want to subscribe and get regular updates from a class blog, for example.
- Use the blog to post course documents after every class. For example, class notes, PowerPoint presentations, syllabi, videos, and any other relevant information pertaining to the course. Not only will this be a great archive for the course, but students who miss a class will be able to look back on the day's post and have everything they need to catch up.
- Use the blog as a platform to showcase student projects (with permission).
- Start a private blog and update it regularly with class happenings and reflection on progress in the course. Reflect on what went well every class and what could be done better.
- Use a blog to discuss teaching methods, tools and practices. Connect with other educational professionals through the blog.
- Use Blogger to help students understand the basics of code and web design through the blog's HTML/CSS editor.
- Update your blog with finished class assignments and projects. Use it as a tool to keep track of and share your work.
- Keep a blog to regularly reflect on your learning. A blog is a great artifact to look back on after or at the end of your academic career.
- Use a blog to share an experience related to your academic career-- for example, an internship or study abroad.