Exploring Blogs

Smart Footprint: Think about how you advertise yourself online

We often share personal information when we are online. The people we share with could be our friends and family or people we don't know. We need to make smart decisions about what personal information we share online. Identify multiple opportunities for learners to explore, share and talk about the information and content they notice on blogs. This is about being authentic, consequently there is value in connecting with blogs from their peers, school and cluster to help learners connect with what it means to create their digital footprint. 

Preparation and Activities

How will you engage learners with the blogs? 

Create a selection of blogs for your learners to explore and share links to these blogs on your learning site. 

See example below. 

Consider your learners when you select these blogs i.e.


Look for good examples in your school and cluster and from across the Manaiakalani Network.

Manaiakalani bloggers enjoy sharing their learning. Explore some of their blogs. While you explore notice:

Consider how you can harness existing blog posts (class and individual) to connect learners with the elements of creating a Smart Footprint. These could be your school's blogs or from the following. See examples below.

Exploring Blogs

Example from Ako Hiko

Consider how  content in this slide deck could be selected, repurposed and personalised for your learners. 

Would making a copy and selecting specific slides to chunk the learning be helpful?

Consider your learners when you select blogs to explore. See notes and recommendations above

Recommendation: Consider  participating in  Tuhi Mai, Tuhi Atu. An authentic opportunity to engage your learners with blogging through making connections with other learners from across New Zealand.