ustomize Colors: Because this is created in slide software, all of the buttons and graphics are editable and the colors can be customized (if you or your students don’t love the teal).
Gray Title and Bio Picture: I also added a placeholder for the gray blog title (as many blogs have a graphic above their post) and a place to add a bio picture. Students can replace these placeholder images by right-clicking on them and adding their own.
Possible Uses: I truly never know how the templates I create will be used. As I mentioned earlier, this template could easily be used like a fake social media template where one creates a fake blog post from a literary, scientific, political, or historical figure. It could also be used to promote the idea of blogging and writing in your classroom and truly just be a blog for students.
Cool “Real World” Features: As I tried to mimic the nature of real blogs, I added a few blog sidebar options such as categories, recent posts, favorite posts (like popular posts but these would be the student’s favorite ones), place for a profile pic and mini-bio, a possible affiliate ad/sponsored product, and how to connect with the blogger socially. I should mention I am not endorsing having students create/use/link personal social media accounts to their fake blog… more than if they were writing a faux blog or even if it was their real blog, which types of social media would they use to promote it and/or connect with readers?