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