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    • Welcome to Blogging Basics
    • Agenda
      • Let’s define blogs
      • Develop an understanding of blogs
      • Identify ways to use blogs in education
      • Look at two examples of active blogs; Blogger and Wordpress
      • Learn how to start your own blog
      • Have fun
    • What is a Blog?
      • According to webopedia, a blog is basically a web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual.
      • A person who writes/authors blogs is called a blogger.
      • Individual articles on a blog posts are called “blog posts”, “posts”, or “entries”.
      • There are numerous kinds of blogs
    • What a blog can have?
      • Text
      • Images
      • Videos
      • Audio Files
      • PowerPoint Presentations
      • Links to other blogs and web pages
    • How to Use Blogs in Education
      • Content-related blogs
      • Networking and personal knowledge sharing
      • Instructional tips for students
      • Course announcements and readings
      • Reflective or writing journals
      • Assignment submission and review
      • Dialogue for group work
      • E-portfolios
      • Share course-related
      • resources
    • Why Blog in the Classroom?
      • It gives writing a purpose
      • It involves different learning styles
      • It can inspire students
      • Your students can inspire others
      • Students who do not participate in class may be more willing to talk online
    • Things to Consider First !
      • Goals need to be clear
      • Feedback needs to be immediate
      • and meaningful
      • Expectations can be teacher and/or student formulated.
      • Narrative assessment or rubric assessment or no assessment
    • How are you going to manage your blog?
      • Do your homework, become a blogger
      • Select your blog hosting service by
      • type of blog you want to have
      • Begin with one main account and have students go through stages of blogging
      • Model/Scaffold what is a quality post/comment
      • Expectations should be clear; blogging rules/etiquette and blogging safety.