The Difference Between a Page and a Post

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Blogs have two primary methods of publishing information:
A Page and a Post. Below is a description of the difference between a Page and a Post and what type of information you would want to publish on a Page and in a Post.

Pages: Pages display information that you'd like to be available to your students/parents/colleagues throughout the school year. Pages should not contain time sensitive information. For example, here are some items you may want to create as a page (assuming you are using this blog for one or more of the courses you teach):

  • A bio about you and the best way for parents to contact you
  • Grading policies (what % of grade is based on homework, quizzes, tests, participation, behavior, final exam, etc.)
  • Curriculum outline for the course, including required and recommended supplies for students who are taking the course
  • Homework, behavior and participation policies

When you publish a page, depending on the theme you have chosen for your blog, the page will typically appear as a permanent link in either the right or left column of your blog, which makes these pages available at all times no matter where people are on your blog.

Visitors to your blog will access the pages through the links in the Pages list, which should be available in the right or left column on every window of your blog.

Posts: Information that is time specific (e.g. relevant this week) should be published in a post. On the front blog page, visitors will see the most recently published posts. When a new post is published it appears at the top of the front blog page and all previous posts go down the page from most recently published to the least recently published. The amount of posts that will be displayed depends on the setting you selected in the Reading Settings. If you have more posts than your limit to how many will appear on the front page, there is a link at the bottom of the page to see previous posts.

Here are some examples of information to put in posts (assuming you are using this blog for one or more of the courses you teach):

  • What was covered today in class: the topic(s) covered including the content of the topics, and which pages of which chapter, etc.
  • Their homework: which pages should they read, which problems should they do, when it is due, upload a worksheet, etc.
  • Reminding students if they need to bring something specific to class tomorrow
  • A link to a website online where they can practice the skills you taught them today
  • A list of items to study for a quiz, test or exam