- Share a photograph of your classroom. Explain about the different parts of it and how it is being used. Invite other teachers and classes to write a similar blog post explaining about their classroom. Encourage children from your class to leave comments about what they like about it or even suggestions for changes they would like to see.
- Publish children’s work. Don’t just post work that is flawless but also invite comments and suggestions on work that can be improved.
- Publish your shared writing. As you produce writing with the class in your lessons, post it to your blog and invite the class or blog visitors to improve something and to comment.
- Share your classroom rules or charter. This can be done at the beginning of the year and is a good way to share your class agreement with the wider community.
- Share a photograph of a classroom display.
- Post a video of SMARTBoard or IWB session during a maths lesson. For example the written methods for multiplication are included, the children can use it as a revision aid – the parents get to see how the school wants it set out AND the children get to comment on their favoured method.
- Posting images from a digital microscope for the children to comment on. “What is under our microscope?” – or even asking for people to guess what the image is and to comment on the suggestions.
- Posting homework tasks every week – eg. maths problems, children to comment as their task.
- Art gallery. Post pictures of all of the artwork created in a session, make a gallery or slideshow.
- Post Concept Cartoons for science prior to a lesson or a week of work. Children are asked to comment on what they think will happen and then these can be used as a start to the first lesson or as an intitial assessment.
I have started a new Interesting Ways resource which includes these classroom blogging ideas –
Please feel free to add your ideas, however simple or complex, to help develop the resource.
Tom is a writer, speaker and consultant. He has been sharing his thoughts on teaching, learning, curiosity and creativity on this blog for over 10 years. Drinking coffee and writing would be his idea of a perfect day.