Beyond the Classroom
Seesaw Can be used as a blog. Students posts will only be seen by selected caregivers. You can enable a class blog in settings and it can either be public or can be password protected. Seesaw is very easy to use and has multiple options including video, audio and text posts as well as links to other documents or sites.
Intro to Blogging - setting up your Blog - Barbara Reid and myself - setting up Blogger
Blogging Hints, Tips and Examples
Leigh Hynes video on Setting up a Blog on Blogger
Bling for Your Blog - Allanah King's site on personalising your blog, heaps of info and tutorials. Also available as an e-book.
Blog examples - compiled by Allanah King
SAMR and Class Blogs
Tri-Blogging - 3 classes within a school share and comment on each other's blogs - presentation by Justine Driver
Pt England Blogs
Stonefields Learning Hub Blogs
Hobsonville Point Primary Blogs
Year 9 Science Blog
Google Workspace (G Suite)
Google Workspace ( G Suite) allows easy sharing of student work with peers, whanau or the community and comments can easily be made giving feedback/feed-forward for students.
Twitter can be used to send short messages about events and notices and can also be used to notify when blogs are updated. Some classes use them to communicate with other classes.
Examples of schools using Facebook to communicate with their communities. Can be used in similar ways to Twitter but longer posts are possible.
Whangamata Area School
The Link Learning ICTPD cluster's Facebook in Schools site - includes more school examples and lots of useful tips.
Edmodo looks like Facebook but is designed for the classroom. It is a learning management system which includes ways to communicate with parents and students.