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Teacher Challenge – Free Professional Development from Edublogs

by Kelly Walsh on January 12, 2011


This week Edublogs kicked off it’s “Teacher Challenge” Professional Development project …

The first 30 Day Challenge from Teacher Challenge is “Kick Start Your Blogging”. This challenge includes activities for beginners and more advanced bloggers, so it can help both educators interested in getting started with blogging and those wishing to expand on existing blogging activities. There are 11 Activities scoped out for the challenge, and in addition to the beginner and advanced topics, there is also a discussion forum for each activity, where participants can share, reflect, and learn from each other.

Edublogs is a highly popular blogging site for educators, and it is a great way to get started with blogging. I did my own ‘How To’ tutorial on getting started blogging with Edublogs last year, and that video is embedded towards the bottom of this post. Another hugely popular free, easy-to-use blogging platform for bloggers of all types is Blogger. I also have a tutorial on getting started blogging with Blogger, which I’ve embedded below.

Starting A Blog Using Blogger

Starting A Blog On Edublogs


This is certainly great way to challenge yourself if you’re at all interest in blogging, and to expand on your professional skills in a way that can have many applications in the educational setting. Upcoming Professional Development Challenges from Teacher Challenge will include topics such as Personal Learning Networks, ensuring student safety on the web, and increased parental involvement.

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
Survey Results – Professional Development Is Top Education Technology Wish List Item 
Two easy ways for educators and students to start a blog (for free)
10 Internet Technologies that Educators Should Be Informed About


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded As an education and instructional technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, regularly running Flipped Class Workshops online. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Kelly also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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