is a blog?
what kind of blog you want to
blogging tools to create your own
Slideshow with ideas on using Weblogs in the EFL Classroom
Using Weblogs in the EFL Class
Links to articles
on using blogs in ESL/EFL
for Use with ESL Classes
Blogging for ELT
a Writing Course Using Class and Student
Your Own ESL/EFL Blog
blogging tools to create a
that you have considered ways to use blogs and
determined the purpose of your blog, it is time to
look at some weblog hosting tools you can use to
create your blog.
There are many free blogging tools available online that will host a
blog for you free-of-charge. Blogger and WordPress are two of the most popular ones. and both are
Using the following links, you can explore
features of each
one and decide if you would like to try either of these.
Take a quick tour of Blogger.
Discover features of WordPress.
How to get started: It's easy to start a weblog.
Basically, all you need to do is decide on a user
name, a password, and the name of your blog. In
only a few minutes, you can start posting on your
blog. Here are some basic instructions for opening
a blog on each of these hosting tools.
to Create a Blogger
(adapted: Blogger sign up
to Create a WordPress
(adapted: WordPress sign up
click on the orange arrow: CREATE YOUR
At WordPress.com, click on the green bar: Sign Up Now!
Enter your email address, password, and
display name. Click on the orange arrow: CONTINUE.
On the sign up page, choose a user name
and a password. Enter your email address.
Check the terms of service box. Click on
"Gimme a Blog!"
Click on "Next."
Name your blog and complete the url. Make
sure the name reflects the purpose of the
blog. Click on the orange arrow: CONTINUE.
Name your blog. The name should reflect
the purpose of the blog. Select a
language. Check the privacy box. Check
Choose a template. Click on the orange
You will receive an email. Login in to
your blog with the password sent to
Click on the orange arrow: START
POSTING. Make a posting and give it a
title. Click on the orange button: PUBLISH POST.
Click on the "write a post" link.
Make a posting and give it a title. Click
"publish" to send it to your
More help with Blogger: Read more about Blogger at Google for Educators. You might want to have a
look at the visual tutorials at Vance
Tutorial or Andy
Johnson's How to Use
These are barebones instructions to
get you started. Once you are comfortable using your
blog, you can delve into more advanced features to
enhance its look and functionality. You can view video tutorials to learn how to add an image, a video, or a podcast to a blogger post, and much more! You can also use the Blogger Help Section.
is a Blog?
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