This is day two of "how-to" week on Free Technology for Teachers. Each day this week I will be posting tutorials on using blogs and wikis to create an online presence for your classroom. Yesterday's tutorial was about setting up a wiki for your classroom. Today, I am sharing three videos covering the basics of setting up a blog on Edublogs, Blogger, and WordPress.com. These three platforms offer free hosting with space and customization options sufficient for most classroom settings.
Although I could have, I did not create these videos. Each of these tutorials explains the basics as well or better than I would.
Setting up an Edublogs blog. You may also want to view the screencasts on the Edu Blogs homepage.
Setting up a Blogger blog.
Setting up a WordPress.com blog.