Blogging Staff Development Packet

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Blogging Staff Development Packet

  1. 1. Blogs:A Web 2.0 Teaching ToolFacilitator: Reba Gordon Matthews Site Ed. Tech Johnson Magnet School
  2. 2.        2 Classroom Blogs: A Web 2.0 Teaching Tool Hands-On Workshop Link: http://157staffdevblog.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/lxZtZg Agenda January 25, 2011Before Workshop Tasks Sign-up for the Blogging Tools Identify yourself as a Novice or Proficient Tech User (On Laptop) Blue Sticky – Novice Yellow Sticky – Proficient Think of a name for your blog1:30 – 1:40 Workshop Goals and Objectives (Optional) Follow Along “Online” on the 157 Staff Dev Blog1:40 – 1:50 Description of Workshop Format: Facilitating the Workshop from a Blog1:50 - 2:10 What is a Blog? Why Blog? Videos: What is a Blog – CommonCraft (3 min) Blogger – BloggerHelp (3 min) Quick Show of other Educational Blogs (see blog sidebar) Review (2) of R. Matthews’ Blogs & Parts (see blog sidebar) Learn the parts of a blog & how they work2:10 -2:30 “Create Your Blog in 5 minutes Flat”2:30 – 3:15 Hands-On Blogging Workshop3:00 – 3:20 Workshop Accountability: • Collecting the “urls” of teachers’ blogs – Reba3:20 – 3:30 Showcase some of the New (in progress) Johnson Blogs Student Blogging Info Video: (if time) KidBlog.org – (3min)3:20 – 3:30 Debrief / Questions
  3. 3.        3 Blog Workshop Resource LinksGoogle: http://www.google.comBlogger- General Blog: (Step One)http://www.blogger.com/Blogger in Draft – (if you want pgs in blog) – (Step 2)Proficient Users (optional)http://draft.blogger.comReba Gordon Matthews’ Blogs: Workshop Blog: “157 Staff Development Blog” http://157staffdevblog.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/lxZtZg Professional Blog: “Techie Lab Teacher Blogspot” http://techielabteacher.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/eR0GcT Classroom Blog: “Project Research Lab Blog” http://msaplab.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/l6wh8I School Blog: “Johnson Magnet School Blog” http://msap4jms.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/eEU244
  4. 4.        4 Blog Workshop Resource Links (cont.)Reba Gordon Matthews’ Blogs: (cont.) Kidblog.org (work in progress) Kid Safe & Friendly Blogging Area Test Blog Area: http://kidblog.org/TestClassroom/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/fjl4MB Research Lab Blog Area (Grades 3 -5) Short Link: http://bit.ly/stemblogBlogging Objects and Embedding ResourcesVoki: Talking voice character or avatarhttp://www.voki.com/create.phpissuu:Online service that turns your uploaded docs into a polished magazine-like format.http://issuu.com/homeSlideShare:Online service where users can upload and share publicly or privately PowerPointpresentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF documents.http://www.slideshare.net/AuthorStream: Online platform for sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet.Allows you to download them as videos. Also keeps the animation feature active in thepresentation.http://www.authorstream.com/Blogging Objects and Embedding Resources (cont.)Bit.ly: Shortens your links and you can share them w/others easierhttp://bit.ly/VoiceThread: Transforms pictures, docs, video into a collaborative space with video, voice,and text commentshttp://voicethread.com/
  5. 5.        5 Blog Workshop Resource Links (cont.)Blogging Objects and Embedding Resources (cont.)Example of a VoiceThread on my blog: “The 5-Step Writing Process”Link:http://techielabteacher.blogspot.com/2011/01/5-step-writing-process.htmlShort Link: http://bit.ly/hvdrvXOther Blogging ResourcesBES Blogs – Parent Info on BloggingBerthoud Elementary School in Berthoud, Coloradohttp://blogs.berthoudelementary.com/parents/Other Educational Classroom BlogsMiss McMillian’s Bloghttp://mcmillan.wordpress.com/Creative Cougarhttp://creativecougar.blogspot.com/Blog Dogshttp://hccweb2.org/3s2010/Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom BlogKndg – 1st Grade Class Bloghttp://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337
  6. 6.        6 Blog Workshop Resource Links (cont.)EXCELLENT Technology Resource BlogFree Technology 4 Teachers by Richard Brynehttp://www.freetech4teachers.com/ Edublog Winner for: Best Individual Blog Best Resource Sharing Blog Best Educational Tech Support BlogEdublog Teacher Challenge: –30 Day Online Blogging Prof. Dev. (Complete tasks at your own pace)Link: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/challenges/Shorten Link: http://bit.ly/g0n1G42010 Edublog Awards: Leaders in the Web 2.0 Tech Arena(blogs, webinars, podcasting, wiki, virtual worlds, video, tech support,PLNs – Personal Learning Networks, etc.)Link:http://edublogawards.com/announcing-the-2010-edublog-awards-winners/Shorten Link: http://bit.ly/gkdMiL

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