In addition to those ideas, Key Stage 1 children are increasingly able to produce content on iPads, often using an iPad set up by the teacher. Thus, the child creates the content, which is then uploaded by the teacher.
1. Show Mes
This fantastic iPad app allows children to create short podcasts about a subject. Here is a Year 1 who did a recording of something she had learnt in class. Note, also the parental comments, which I have mentioned previously. Audioboo can be used in a similar way, requiring a teacher controlled login.
2. Puppet Pals
This app allows children to make cartoons. It involves scripting, practising and performing. Here is a snippet of a Year 1 puppet pal!
3. Using the Weebly app
Another way of getting children to contribute to the blog is by giving them an iPad with the Weebly app loaded and getting them to type about what they have been learning. Here a Year 2 child leaves a simple comment about what he has been learning.
All of the ideas above develop the idea of children creating blog content, without children needing cumbersome logins. Ultimately, the children get the thrill of an audience seeing and commenting their digital work, which is one of the key benefits of class blogs!