Professional development for colleagues – Web2.0 Tools<br />“A blog a week keeps you at your peak!”<br />Jo Hart<br />This...
Today we explore blogging.<br /><ul><li>What is a blog/blogging
As a lecturer why would I want to blog?
Why/how might I use blogging with my students?
Edublogs Campus – the Institute blogging platform
Getting started with blogging</li></li></ul><li>Where are you coming from on blogging?<br />A.	Never heard of it until now...
What is a blog/blogging?<br />
Blog/blogging:<br /><ul><li>personal or work page/space
online journal – ideas, PD, reflecting/sharing, continuous improvement
self-publishing online for a global or specific audience
networking – by commenting on & getting comments
online portfolio – developmental, evidential
submit tasks & get feedback</li></li></ul><li>
Time to look at educator and student blogs:<br />The next slide has 8 blogs & their links<br />Put your name in the space ...
Time to look at educator & student blogs:<br />Name(s)<br />http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/why-blog/<br />http://www...
How might you use blogging for YOU!<br />
How might you use blogging with STUDENTS!<br />
Blogging is NOT just about writing/text<br />Media rich – can include simple images OR embed:<br />Prezi<br />Voki<br />Sl...
Blogging is NOT just about writing/text<br />Upload various file types including:<br />Word<br />Powerpoint<br />Images<br...
Examples of blogs with embedded media<br />Glogster<br />Voicethread<br />Voki<br />Prezi<br />Slideshare<br />Video<br />...
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One of a series of PD for colleagues on Web2.0 tools. The institute has just got Edublogs Campus to trial the use of blogs with students and lecturers

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  1. 1. Professional development for colleagues – Web2.0 Tools<br />“A blog a week keeps you at your peak!”<br />Jo Hart<br />This session was facilitated via Elluminate/BlackboardCollaborate<br />
  2. 2. Today we explore blogging.<br /><ul><li>What is a blog/blogging
  3. 3. As a lecturer why would I want to blog?
  4. 4. Why/how might I use blogging with my students?
  5. 5. Edublogs Campus – the Institute blogging platform
  6. 6. Getting started with blogging</li></li></ul><li>Where are you coming from on blogging?<br />A. Never heard of it until now<br />B. Heard of it but don’t think I’ve ever seen a blog<br />C. Sometimes read blogs<br />D. Have a blog myself & post sometimes<br />E. Post regularly, also read & comment on other’s blogs<br />
  7. 7. What is a blog/blogging?<br />
  8. 8. Blog/blogging:<br /><ul><li>personal or work page/space
  9. 9. online journal – ideas, PD, reflecting/sharing, continuous improvement
  10. 10. self-publishing online for a global or specific audience
  11. 11. networking – by commenting on & getting comments
  12. 12. online portfolio – developmental, evidential
  13. 13. submit tasks & get feedback</li></li></ul><li>
  14. 14. Time to look at educator and student blogs:<br />The next slide has 8 blogs & their links<br />Put your name in the space next to one of them (avoid doing the same one as anyone else if possible)<br />When the links are revealed visit the post of your choice <br />Prepare to very briefly show us the post via WebTour and to share an opinion/comment about the post<br />Time will be very limited – only about a minute to check out the post and a further minute to WebTour/talk<br />
  15. 15. Time to look at educator & student blogs:<br />Name(s)<br />http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/why-blog/<br />http://www.kat-zombiekitten.blogspot.com/<br />http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2011/07/pros-and-cons-of-yammer.html<br />http://prato12.blog.sbc.edu/<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/2011/08/27/edublogs-webinar-overview-quick-easy-online-tools/<br />http://tktandreasalaso.wordpress.com/<br />http://traintheteacher.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/turning-my-blog-in-an-e-portfolio/<br />http://tttgregreynolds.blogspot.com/<br />
  16. 16. How might you use blogging for YOU!<br />
  17. 17. How might you use blogging with STUDENTS!<br />
  18. 18. Blogging is NOT just about writing/text<br />Media rich – can include simple images OR embed:<br />Prezi<br />Voki<br />Slideshare<br />Wordle<br />Poll<br />Wallwisher<br />Glogster<br />Video<br />ToonDoo<br />.. and more!<br />http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/01/27/kick-start-activity-6-%E2%80%93-beginner-%E2%80%93-enhancing-posts-by-embedding-media/<br />
  19. 19. Blogging is NOT just about writing/text<br />Upload various file types including:<br />Word<br />Powerpoint<br />Images<br />Link to them from posts for:<br />Assignment submission<br />Evidencing competence<br />Drafting and feedback<br />
  20. 20. Examples of blogs with embedded media<br />Glogster<br />Voicethread<br />Voki<br />Prezi<br />Slideshare<br />Video<br />http://theconch.edublogs.org/2010/08/02/um-like-uh/<br />http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/01/26/kick-start-your-blog-challenge-6-advanced-embedding-media-the-nerves-of-the-blog/<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/2011/03/05/edublogs-serendipity-webinar-overview-avatars-and-vokis/<br />http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2011/01/22/prezenting-collected-days-in-a-haiku/<br />http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/07/20/pln-challenge-8-webinars-an-extra-dimension-for-your-pln/<br />http://areliefteachersjourney.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-heck-is-pln-rscon3-video.html<br />
  21. 21. CYOC now has Edublogs Campus<br />Blogging platform customised for education/training<br />Two educational organisations using Edublogs Campus<br />http://blogs.cornell.edu/<br />http://global2.vic.edu.au/<br />
  22. 22. Our Edublogs Campus will be available very soon<br />To get started with blogging for you & your students:<br /><ul><li>Checkout some of the how to info on the Edublogs website</li></ul>http://help.edublogs.org/getting-started-with-edublogs/<br /> Edublogs User Guides<br />Challenge to start blogging<br />http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/challenges-2/30-days-to-kick-start-your-blogging/<br /><ul><li>Contact me (Jo) so that we can set up your username
  23. 23. If you need help with customising and starting your first post contact me & I will try to help
  24. 24. If you need help with getting students started I can join you in class or via Elluminate to step them through the process</li></li></ul><li>Today we explored blogging.<br /><ul><li>What is a blog/blogging
  25. 25. As a lecturer why would I want to blog?
  26. 26. Why/how might I use blogging with my students?
  27. 27. Edublogs Campus – the Institute blogging platform
  28. 28. Getting started with blogging</li></li></ul><li>Feedback<br />Was the pace of the session?<br />A Too slow<br />B Just right<br />C Too fast<br />
  29. 29. Feedback<br />Was the session (content and activities)?<br />A Interesting<br />B OK<br />C Boring<br />
  30. 30. Feedback<br />How was the session (format and structure)?<br />A Just right – it worked well<br />B OK<br />C Not very good<br />
  31. 31. Feedback<br />Comments / ideas / +ves / -ves <br />

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