The Art of Blogging

We are going to look at what makes a great student blog post. To get a great post you have to craft your idea into a well presented and structured piece. This lesson has been adapted from a number of sources included – Always Learning & Visible Thinking

Part 1See Think Wonder

You are going to have a chance to explore a range of blog posts. Whilst you look at each post you should think about these questions:

  • What do you see?
  • What do you think about that?
  • What does it make you wonder?

After look at the blog posts have a group discussion about your thoughts. As a group try to answer the question – What makes a great blog post?

Blog Post 1 

Blog Post 2

Blog Post 3

Blog Post 4

Blog Post 5

Part 2 – Responsible Use

Take a look at this film. Have a group discussion about why you think this video was made.

As a group try to develop a list for responsible use of blogs – you could use this list as inspiration

Part 3 – Write

Now it is time to write your blog post. A great start would to be produce a post about your Learning Path Goal. Remember to refer to your list of what makes a great post.

Here are a few further pointers as you are writing:

  • Give your post a Powerful Title
  • Add an image
  • Reflect on which TD skill your post is related to. Make sure you write about this
  • Add it to a category
  • Double check your post before publishing

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