Create a plan for your own personal blogging for the next two months (i.e., August and September). Your plan should include:
the types of entries you plan to post
the specific dates that you will post each entry
the topic/theme for each entry
I have put a great deal of thought into what I would like to blog about and what I should blog about. The primary focus of my blog for EdTech 537 was centered around Algebra (the main subject that I have taught for the past 22 years). I also run a tutoring business and I could really use a blog to help me communicate with my students and parents. So my Blog Plan will be to do both! I am not using dates, instead I am using days of the week since my goal is to do this throughout the entire Fall 2014.
Sundays … every Sunday I will post a “Problems of the Week” (see my Pre-Plan for Blogging). I am really glad I posted this early because I got some great feedback! I will also use a Google doc spreadsheet to help keep track of points during the school year. During the summer, this will be just for fun! Each week there will be an easy, medium, and challenge level problem. I will try to do a wide variety of high school level math.
Wednesdays … every Wednesday I plan on posting tips and hints to the “Problems of the Week”. If every question is solved I will post an additional challenging level problem.
Thursdays … important information for my business. The format of this will vary. Some weeks I will post a To Do list for both students and/or parents. Some weeks I will post links to important or helpful sites. I think that by picking a specific day of the week, that parents and students will develop a routine of checking my blog every Thursday. This should dramatically improve my communication skills!