Blogging in Education

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  • Blogging in Education

    1. 1. Blogging in Education Teacher Leader January 18, 2008
    2. 2. What is a Blog? <ul><li>“ Web log” </li></ul><ul><li>Author can write, viewers can comment </li></ul><ul><li>Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Personal blogs – vacations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>News blogs – like Op-Ed piece </li></ul><ul><li>Narrowly focused blogs – celebrity gossip, professional topics </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who Blogs? <ul><li>8 million American adults are bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Blogosphere </li></ul><ul><li>27% of Internet users read blogs </li></ul><ul><li>12% of Internet users post comments </li></ul>
    4. 4. Blogs in Education <ul><li>Teacher Use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom news for parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective or writing journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactivity with other students </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Examples <ul><li>Curious Kindergartners </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Ross’s Second Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Research Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Hetherton’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Schultz Center Blog </li></ul>
    6. 6. Blogging Services <ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog.com </li></ul><ul><li>Squarespace.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blogstream.com </li></ul><ul><li>Typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>Edublog </li></ul>
    7. 7. Let’s Blog! [email_address]

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