DQ #7 Kick start your blogging – Your sidebar
Sue Waters has mentioned those widgets for the professional blogger and educator, but I find it is important to also have the ‘recent comments’ widget visible on student blogs, preferably set with last 10 comments.
Students also love having the avatar widget with their creation visible to their viewers. Another important one for students is a map or flag counter – this allows them to see how they are connecting around the world.
In order for students to become networked globally, they need to learn about tags and categories.
I am also helping with a ‘Blogger’s Cafe‘ and we have different widgets yet again. Notice you can often change the title for the widget to suit the purpose of your blog.
Where can you find widgets? Use Google or head to the widgetbox.
What do you think are some of the most important widgets to have in your sidebar? Why choose those widgets over others?