Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 85 - Last day of holidays

After spending a considerable amount of time setting up blogs for my students on 21classes, they have just informed us they will be charging us for every blog we have over 20. As I have 26 students in my yr7 class, bless their little hearts, I had to look elsewhere. Sue Waters suggested globalstudent would be our best bet -and I think it will be pretty good. I liked the way 21classes allowed you to preview entries before they were published and the way you could personalise the appearanc eof your blog. Edublogs doesn't appear to allow these functions - but apparently it has lots of other great features. Needless to say I have now spent a considerable amount of time on the last day of my holiday, setting this up for my yr7 students. Oh well...if it works, it's worth it.


  1. Apologies but I don't think I replied back to your DM in twitter. Traveling at the moment is making communication a bit harder.

    I haven't looked at 21Classes however you can preview student posts on Edublogs before they are published. Please let me know if you need my help with using the blogs with your students. Always happy to gives tips and support.

  2. Hey Sue
    Great to catch up with you here! I know you have been in Vic and travelling - busy girl. Thanks so much for your tips, really appreciate it. Yes, I have since seen a preview function. Will gladly take you up on your help offer.

  3. No problem catching up. Yes traveling has been extremely tiring and busy. It does take some time to get use to using WordPress powered blogs compared to probably the systems you are used to however it is worth it in the long run. Let me know if you do need the help and make sure you sign up on Global Student.