Why It Is Important For Students To Have A Blog/Vlog
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE A BLOG/VLOG
When I come across persons or students that say they can’t blog, I just find it funny because it’s obvious they have a wrong thought about what a blog is.
“A blog is anything you want it to be.” A blog is a blank canvas and a virtual home for you to set up however you like. There is no standard to what a blog is. All that’s required of you is to add value and create something relevant to someone.
It could even be that your blog is a blog that explains why you like or don’t like your street or a system. Can’t you see a blog is just about anything you care about?
It’s true that people talk about having a defined niche. A niche is important for a blog because for you to have consistent and persistent visitors, your niche has to be unique.
You can’t be writing about wrestling today and tomorrow be writing about education. Your blog needs to be unique.
However, blogs are simply websites. The only real difference between a blog and a traditional website is that it is generally updated more frequently and usually offers interaction in the form of comments.
Website is just somehow static, unlike blog that’s dynamic.
BENEFITS OF BLOGGING IN EDUCATION
Blogs offer many benefits for education:
- Promotes autonomous learning by providing opportunities for students to take more control of their learning
- Motivates students to become better readers and writers.
- Promotes discussion among students.
- Encourages the use of the Internet and the Web among students (and teachers)
Blogging comes in many forms, it addresses countless topics, and it can, without a doubt, be divided by its quality.
However, when it comes to education, blogging can be an excellent tool for improving a student’s involvement, excitement, and most importantly, writing skills.
The benefits of blogging are tremendous, especially for young people. They can develop much-improved writing skills which will stick with them forever, their thinking muscles will be in continuous development, and they will also develop a better understanding of the world that surrounds them.
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In today’s article, we present several reasons why all of your students should start their own, personal blogs.
1. Blogging Exercises Student Creativity-Importance of Blog/vlog
One of the best benefits that come as a result of blogging is that it allows people to express and hone their creativity. This can turn a boring paper into a fun creative process.
Bloggers always need to use their creativity and thinking to:
- Develop unique and original content
- Solve problems
- Express their perspective and personality visually through custom themes, headers, layouts, designs, and pictures.
- Respond to their follower’s feedback and comments.
Besides, it’s also a fun and innovative process in which they can combine much of what they have learned.
2. Regular Writing Sharpens the Brain’s Performance-Importance of Blog/vlog
The development of a student’s thinking maybe the most important benefit that comes with blogging. Many specialists talk about the phenomenon of how daily writing (content, thoughts, experiences, fantasies, or anything you want) improves and sharpens your brain’s performance.
Blogging helps you connect the dots better and faster. You should encourage each of your students to develop their personal blog and create a portfolio around it – it’ll help them big time when they seek their first jobs!
3. Promote Expression of Self–Importance of Blog/vlog
In the traditional classroom, the student’s audience is mainly the teacher and perhaps, sometimes, parents and classmates. If a student was to blog regularly, she’ll reach a broader audience, and can receive constructive feedback.
“Blogging gives students purpose, this being a crucial aspect of every person’s motivation. Also, when a student starts a platform, he’ll feel the need to consistently provide his audience with good information. These are aspects that truly can’t be found in the traditional classroom learning system.” – Jason Tyler, College Teacher
4. Blogging Boosts Confidence–Importance of Blog/vlog
People that own blogs report critical changes in their lives. Many of them suggest that they have “found themselves” or that they’ve “finally understood”. This may sound like a spiritual breakthrough, but it is not.
In fact, what most people want to say is that their confidence levels have improved. They are no longer afraid to speak what they hold in their minds, and they feel less pressure to conform to the standards.
5. Improve Communication Skills–Importance of Blog/vlog
Writing, after all, is simply a type of communication that people use in order to exchange thoughts and feelings. Let’s keep it simple: if your students write something for their blog every day, they’ll express their thoughts and feelings on a consistent basis. The more they practice through blogging, the better communicators they’ll become.
6. Earn Income–Importance of Blog/vlog
If only every student know how much they can earn through blogging, they would start blogging today.
Indeed, writing is a skill that never goes away. Just like you learn how to drive once, your writing skills will stick with you no matter what.
Many bloggers find “side work” writing for extra income.
If you are a student or you are someone who wants to know more about blogging, you can leave a comment.
7. Creativity–Importance of Blog/vlog
Blogging allows you to be creative! This is one of the things I have always loved about the blogging process.
Of course, there is an element of creative writing and the opportunity to explore different topics. But there’s also the aspect of problem-solving and coming up with different solutions (a skill a blogger always needs).
Additionally, blogging lets you express yourself visually through custom themes, headers, photography, layouts, and designs. There’s an art to that…and it’s fun!
If you remember that a blog is just a blank canvas, you can innovate and mould it into anything you like!
8. Social Skills–Importance of Blog/vlog
While some people may be quick to say blogging and social media can inhibit social skills, I see blogging as a terrific starting point.
Blogging can allow certain individuals to practise their skills with communication, conversation, empathy and so on.
It just brings and causes exposure, and increases the appetite of knowledge.