Blogs and websites are the digital presentation of any person, place or any organization. In 21st century internet became a widely used and widely acceptable medium of information so "Websites and Blogs" (Web-Logs) have a wide opportunity to be adapt by the various institutions to promote, to inform and also to be connected the institutions.
Educational institutions are also using information and communication technology. So it is a relevant discussion that how to develop blogs and websites for schools. Here we are discussing about the blogs for schools. Why schools need to run their blog?
Blogs for schools: Some Ideas
In 21st century modern schools where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a common helping tool School Blogs and School Websites are not so strange things. They are the digital presentation of the school. Blogs are also a very powerful means of digital publicity. Parents can know about the desired school easily by school website or school blog. When a school runs a blog there should some points be clear that what is the motto of this school blog.Who are visitors of this blog? What are the main objectives of this blog etc.
User friendly School Blog:
A blog should be user friendly so that user read and interact with blog. If the language of blog is regional, parents and students feel comfortable to read that blog. The main points may be highlighted so user can reach them easily. It should be friendly for students.
Interactive School Blog:
When blog is interactive students and parents feel it useful. The e-mail ID and phone numbers of school should be published at a proper place. It may be having a "comment section" or "contact us" where user can contact the authority easily.
A school blog can put a page for "Our Achievements" or "Innovations" where students can publish their achievements and innovations. School can publish their achievements here.
The Senior Students/Teachers:
There may be a separate section or page for old students and old teachers. It is useful for readers to know them and contact them. In other words it is a section where school can publish his history. It will be really nice to read experiences of seniors on school blog.
School structure and staff:
It is an important section of school blog and it may be put at the starting. In this section users can know about the school, school staff, number of students and the type of school, managing authority of school, date of establishment of the school and so many things about the school. School Blog can represent school facilities and infrastructures also.
School Blog as a Learning Zone:
An ideal school blog should be a learning source for students. Schools can upload learning materials and instructions as text, multimedia or as a reference. Schools can display links of the best learning websites and blogs to facilitate the students in learning. School blog is a place where students and teachers can share teaching learning experiences and links.
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