Effective Use of Blogging in Health Education

Mini Course Topic: Educational Blogging For Health Educators


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Why Should Health Educators Blog?

  • Blogging builds a community.
  • Blogging is a way to be able to communicate with parents, students, and your schools community.
  • Blogging can be a tool for teachers to reflect.
  • Blogging is an easy way to bring technology into your classroom.
  • Blogging is a way to share what happens in your classroom.
  • Blogging can be a tool to get the whole community healthy.
  • Blogging can be used to give the community Healthy Recipes.
  • Blogging can inform the community about physical activities offered in your area.

What Is A Blog?

  • Blogs are alternatively called web logs or weblogs.
  • A Blog is an online journal.
  • A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic.

Educational Use For Blogging

  • A way to communicate with the community
  • Students can have their own blogs for learning
  • A way to show the outside world what goes on in your classroom

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to


  • Define what a Blog is.
  • Identify the benefits of a blog and how it is useful in Health Education.
  • Identify the challenges of blogging.
  • Identify misconceptions of blogging.
  • Give examples showing how to use a Blog for Health Class.


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Performance Objectives

At the end of this lesson, Students will be able to:

 * Create an Educational Blog for their classroom focusing on Health Education. 
 * Learn about the pros and cons of blogging. 
 * Learn how to write an effective and popular blog for your classroom. 
 * Teachers will Learn an effective way to communicate with the school community. 
 * Teachers will learn how blogging can be used as a tool in the classroom.

The Units

Unit 1 What is a Blog?
Unit 2 How to Create a Blog.
Unit 3 Proper Blogging In Health
Unit 4 Health Education Blogging
Unit 5 How to Get Followers