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All Blogging

  1. 1. Hits <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>513,000,000 for blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,330,000,000 for blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Blog Freeware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19,800,000 for blog freeware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stats 10-29-2007 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Blogging for Teachers, Administrators & Students Why Content Creation and Collaboration? The Machine is Us WeschWeb2v2.wmv You Tube (8-07) Michael Wesch Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Kansas State University http://www.mediafire.com/?6duzg3zioyd
  3. 3. Blogging with Students 3 Steps (4:14) You Tube (8-07) 3 Steps for 21st Century Learning Learn more at teacherhacks.blogspot.com Communication, Collaboration, Competition
  4. 4. What the experts say… blogs <ul><li>Through the use of blogs, it is suggested that teachers and learners are becoming empowered, motivated, reflective and connected practitioners in new knowledge environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated Subversion </li></ul><ul><li>http://incsub.org/blog/2005/blogs-anywhere-high-fidelity-online-communication </li></ul>
  5. 5. What the research says… blogs <ul><li>promote critical & analytical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>are powerful promoters of creative & intuitive thinking </li></ul><ul><li>combine the best of solitary reflection & social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Fernette & Brock Eide (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Richardson (2006) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Blogging enhances: </li></ul><ul><li>critical & analytical thinking ( analysis ) </li></ul><ul><li>creative & intuitive thinking ( synthesis ) </li></ul><ul><li>solitary reflection & social interaction ( evaluation ) </li></ul>Have you achieved your Bloom’s today?
  7. 7. Blogs for cognition (can meta be far behind?) <ul><li>Class Archive of student work </li></ul><ul><li>Meredith’s Page Teen Apathy, HS Journalism Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting sidebar: School web page is a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Class Reading Study Guide and Author Comments </li></ul><ul><li>‘The Secret Life of Bees’ </li></ul><ul><li>Will Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs. Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools </li></ul><ul><li>for the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>(Corwin Press 2006) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blogs as portals <ul><li>Dynamic content embedded into stagnant web page content: </li></ul><ul><li>MS Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Ms Palmer 2 nd Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blogs as…well… just Blogs <ul><li>Ed Tech Blog weblog.com </li></ul><ul><li>Department Blog blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>More EdTech wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Pics & hyperlinks blogspot.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sheltered environments <ul><li>Gaggle.net </li></ul><ul><li>District can purchase upgraded license ‘ e-rateable ’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English with Walther </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frazier’s Fantastic Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search AZ Blogs (typically requires password to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>view, based upon administrator and teacher setup) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Class BlogMeister.com – David Warlick </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Grade Middle High School </li></ul><ul><li>Bethune School, Phx Cholla MS, Phx Rye, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs.org WordPress with an educator’s twist </li></ul>
  11. 11. Found a blog you like? <ul><li>Search around the page to find the content provider, try the URL, that’s how I have found the blogs I like to use! I continue to look for new blogs that fit my needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Many are free, some are free but include and option of fee with upgrades (more space, no ads…) </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog was quick and intuitive and is a great start-up blog resource! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Now let’s BLOG! <ul><li>www.blogspot.com Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Register using gmail account, disadvantage in school application: ‘next’ </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordpress.com Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Some navigational skills needed, advantage: can add websites to blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>www.weblog.com Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Very user friendly, low on bells & whistles! </li></ul>http://www.edublogs.org/
  13. 13. Credits <ul><li>The Machine is Us You Tube (8-07) </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University http://www.mediafire.com/?6duzg3zioyd </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated Subversion </li></ul><ul><li>http://incsub.org/blog/2005/blogs-anywhere-high-fidelity-online-communication </li></ul><ul><li>3 Steps </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube (8-07) 3 Steps for 21st Century Learning. Learn more at teacherhacks.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs. Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom Will Richardson (Corwin Press 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>2 ¢ Worth David Warlick (Class Blogmeister) </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Taxonomy http://officeport.com/edu/blooms.htm </li></ul>
  14. 14. Common Blogs <ul><li>www.blogspot.com Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Register using gmail account, disadvantage in school application: ‘next’ </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordpress.com Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Some navigational skills needed, advantage: can add websites to blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>www.weblog.com Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Very user friendly, low on bells & whistles! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Credits <ul><li>3 Steps </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube (8-07) 3 Steps for 21st Century Learning. Learn more at teacherhacks.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs. Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom Will Richardson (Corwin Press 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>2 ¢ Worth David Warlick (Class Blogmeister) </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Taxonomy http://officeport.com/edu/blooms.htm </li></ul>

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