What is a blog?
A blog is a type of website that is regularly updated with all kinds of information, articles, videos, images and fun things to do and see. Blogs can be made and updated by businesses, schools, adults and children – anyone can create their own blog about anything they wish. They can be used like a normal website, or as a type of online diary to keep everyone up to date on what is happening in your life. If you keep a blog, you are known as a ‘blogger’!
How is a blog different to a website?
A blog is a simple way of sharing information and news on the internet. On a blog, others can read and comment on your posts – in a similar way to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. This makes a blog much more interactive than a website.
Who will run the school blog?
At Wrenthorpe, our teachers and pupils will be responsible for deciding on the topics which make it on to our blog. They will plan, write, film, record and post blogs themselves (with a little supervision!). Once published, anyone on the World Wide Web will be able to read our blog and make comments on the posts they like. Mrs Staves will monitor all comments and blog posts to make sure they are appropriate.
What can I do on the blog?
As well as reading all of our fantastic posts, you can comment on them yourself. Simply click on the ‘Continue reading’ link on the blog post, then scroll to the bottom of the page. Fill in your name (remember, first names only!), and add an email address. We need your email address so that we can contact you about your comment if needed. Your email address will not be published. You do not need to fill in the ‘website’ box. Write your comment, then click submit / send. Your comment will then be checked and approved. Until it has been approved, only you will be able to see the comment you have made – on the computer you used to make the comment.