Running a blog with your students is about as far from a traditional teaching method as you can get, and chances are nobody taught you how to do it. That’s why teachers who blog with students are usually those nonconformists … Continue reading →
Find out how they make their money. Building and maintaining a website is expensive and requires income of some kind to continue. Hopefully you’re aware of how “free” sites such as WordPress, Facebook, Blogger, and Youtube are able to make … Continue reading →
For many teachers, classroom blogging is a struggle for a variety of reasons. Even if you have the know-how and the resources, to do it right isn’t such a simple endeavor. The question is, are the rewards worth the struggle? … Continue reading →
My colleague Cody is a highly gifted polyglot, fluent in 6 languages: Arabic, Moroccan, French, English, Korean and Japanese. I’d love to have her brain for 10 minutes, what’s that like? Cody and I were talking today about PikiFriends, and … Continue reading →
The PikiFriends blog offers a great method to develop online conversations through blogging. Called the A+1 Method, the process encourages quality when responding to blog posts, thus continuing the conversation.
Blogging has become a written art; bloggers create a blog post on topics of their choice, expressing their views and opinions to their readers. Comments to blog posts keep the topic alive and promote deeper understanding, new learning, and thought-provoking insight.
Four years ago in a Tokyo high school the first student logged on to PikiFriends, followed by thousands more from over 100 schools in 30 countries. Somehow we’ve managed to stay alive despite some epic challenges. And we’ll continue to offer … Continue reading →
“Becoming Clickable” refers to increasing the traffic to your website. The more that people interact with your site, the more “clickable” it is. Without question, the majority of bloggers and social network users want to become as clickable as possible. “The … Continue reading →
Those are numbers of PikiFriends today. Since 2008, with no advertising, no marketing budget and our beta program we’ve managed to bring together quite a few junior and senior high school teachers around the world. I’m deeply thankful to the … Continue reading →