Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Posterous: Blogging by Email

It's a blog, website, and an efficient vehicle for publishing material to multiple sites in one quick step.

Besides using Posterous as your own blog or website, there are some great applications for the classroom. A Posterous site could be used as a class blog or website to highlight or archive classroom activities.

It would also be a great way for students to share their creations. By adding student email addresses to the Posterous site (creating a collaborative blog), students can quickly share their learning with the public.

The sign up process is extremely quick, you can customize the look of your page, and posting is incredibly easy. You simply send an email! If you want to include a youtube video, simply add the video URL into the email, and Posterous will recognize it. For any other file types (pictures or mp3s) just attach them to the email and it will be added to your post.

Here is a link to my Posterous site where I created and published this post.


  1. I've always played around with the idea of using Posterous for some sort of an image-centric blog, but haven't come up with a good idea. I guess you could use it as an easy way to show parents what's going on in your classroom each day.

  2. Yes. I like the ease of use with it. Send an email from anywhere and its posted. I'm debating whether or not I want to use it instead of the Blogger interface, but I discovered you can email in your blogs to Blogger as well.