Writing a blog post to inform others practice and inspire them to do teaching differently in the future is not the same as writing a blog post about your trip to Mallorca or your views on fashion. Overall, academic blogging or teacher blogs share 6 general traits that support teacher development and promote critical reflection around present and future teaching practice:

Writing to teach - The purpose of teacher blogs



All in all, being a ‘blogging teacher’ that writes about your own teaching practice and the playful experiments you carry out, is one way to gain a powerful voice as a teacher in the community (potentially inspiring others), to gain insights into others practice and experiments (potentially inspiring your own practice), and to developing a reflective understanding around the use of media and technology in education (furthering your practice as a teacher).