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  • 1. Why are blogs so popular? Roberto Romero Multimedia Specialist (CITI) Instructor (Computer Science) CITI/Academic Computing P117  New Jersey City University Fall 2006
  • 2. Sample of Blog Statistics
  • 3. Introduction to Blogs
    • What is a Blog?
    • Uses of Blogs?
    • Creating Blogs
    • Blogs Host
    • Pedagogy of Blogs
    • Blog Samples
    • Other Resources
  • 4. What is a Blog
    • A short form for weblog, a personal journal published on the web. Blogs frequently include philosophical reflections, opinions on the internet and social issues, and provide a “log” of the author’s favorite web links. Blogs are usually presented in journal style with a new entry each day.
    • Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or the website.
  • 5. Uses of Blogs
    • Student side
    • Post or comment reactions to thought-provoking questions.
    • Post reactions to photos you post.
    • Share thoughts, ideas, points of view with bloggers around the world.
    • Express ideas or concepts in an open, unrestricted web space.
    • Use it as a journal.
    • Give their ideas an opinions about topics discussed in class.
    • Collaborate on projects, assignments or research with practically a world of helpers ready to assist.
  • 6. Uses of Blogs
    • Teacher side
    • Reflect on your teaching experience.
    • Keep a log of teacher-training experiences.
    • Write a description of a specific teaching unit
    • Explain teaching insights you gain from your classes.
    • Share activities for teaching activities.
    • Provide teaching tips for other teachers.
    • Share what you learn from other teachers.
    • Describe how you use technology in your class.
    • Explore current issues that relate to teaching and learning.
  • 7. Creating Blogs
    • Learning & Technology Blogs
    • Creating a Blog
    • Blogs in plain English
  • 8. Blog Host
    • Where do I place my blogs? There are 4 major players.
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  • 13. Pedagogy of Blogs
    • Although some instructors use blogs to post class times, assignments, exercises and suggested readings, the true potential of blogs in education lies in the fact that they can be used to engage students in research, exploration and discussion and that they encourage collaboration and peer interaction .
  • 14. Blog Samples (Instructor)
    • Instructor Blogs Examples
    • Discipline-Specific Professional Practice UBC Botanical Gardens Botany Blog
    • EconLog
    • Elearnspace
    • “ Professors who blog” list
  • 15. Blog Samples (Students)
    • Student Blog Examples
    • ePortfolio
    • Alex’s Blog
    • Christian Montoya
    • Claudia Rodriguez
  • 16. Other Resources
    • Legal guide for Bloggers
    • Educational Blogging
    • How to Blog Safely