Do you have a blog or wish to start a blog but are not sure what to write about? When blogging, I have this problem, too. What topics do I write about? Is it interesting to others?
Blogging is a great advocacy and reflection tool. For advocacy, it can give readers a better idea about the activities in the school library. As we see other educators blogging about ed-tech tools and instructional ideas, we can enter into a blogging conversation through the lens of a school librarian. I hope it gives others the idea to collaborate with their building school librarians. Blogging is a great reflection tool as well. When writing about an instructional activity, I see areas of improvement for the next time I do a similar lesson.
Many resources are available to gather ideas for blog articles. AJ Juliani’s blog provides a wealth of instructional ideas and resources. He is currently the director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District and a former English teacher. He is hosting a 30-day blogging challenge where participants set a goal for the number of posts a day/week/month. Participants will receive e-mails with reminders and prompts.
If you’re looking for additional challenges to get you blogging, check out the following resources are available from Edublogs and Richard Byrne to help gain some additional ideas:
- IDEADECO 30 Day Blogging Challenge: Resources for the serious blogger with how to manage blog posts and blogging prompts. The site provides an interesting take from a non-educational resource.
- Classroom Blog Ideas to Try, Richard Byrne: I love Richard Byrne’s Free Technology for Teachers Site. He provides links to resources from Edublogs, an educational blogging service.
- 50 New Blog Post Ideas for Educators: Provided by Edublogs, the site provides 50 prompts to get you started.
Author: Becca Munson
Becca Munson, Librarian, is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 23 years of experience in education. She is currently a school librarian at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, KS. Becca continues to find ways to positively impact student learning with literacy initiatives, technology integration, and building rapport with students and staff. Follow her on Twitter to view the library in action @bvwlibrary and @beccamunson .