Using blogs in teaching is a topic that has been under the spotlight for a couple of months now here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I have already talked about the different reasons why you should consider blogging with your students and have also provided several blogging platforms to help you set up your classroom blog. Today, however, and as the world is going mobile I am providing you with apps to allow you to take your blogging experience with you anywhere you want and on the go. Using the apps below will help you post articles, materials, and resources to your classroom blog from any smart mobile device that is iOS enabled. I would encourage you to share them with your students as well. I included only apps of the most popular blogging platforms online.If you use other platforms please share the apps with us in the comment form below.
Download the latest release of the official Blogger app, and start blogging on the go. With Blogger for iOS you can:
* Compose a post that you can save to draft or immediately publish
* View list of your saved and published posts
* Switch account/blog if you have more than one
* Embed an image from the gallery, or, by taking a picture directly from the app
* Add labels to your posts
* Add location information
It's easy to manage your WordPress blog or site from your iOS device. With WordPress for iOS, you can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, view stats, and add images or videos with ease. All you need is a WordPress.com blog or a self-hosted WordPress.org site running 3.1 or higher.
Manage and update your Edublog right from your iOS device! This app works perfectly on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for Edublogs.org and Edublogs Campus.
Update your blog and share pictures with the world from wherever you are with TypePad. Built to connect with the award-winning TypePad blogging service,
Blogsy is a tool designed specifically to take full advantage of the iPad’s unique touch functionality. Adding your photos and videos is as easy as dragging them from the media sidebar and dropping them into your blog post.
BlogPress is an easy blogging app for both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad and it is highly intergraded with your favorite social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa!!