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This session from the 2011 FMEA Conferences provided many different techniques by which teachers can use blogging (and microblogging) to enhance both their educational objectives and administrative ...

This session from the 2011 FMEA Conferences provided many different techniques by which teachers can use blogging (and microblogging) to enhance both their educational objectives and administrative tasks. It included a hands-on tutorial for setting up and using a blog and a Twitter account, as well as resources for effective use of both.

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  • Music Teacher 2.0
    Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom
  • Before We Begin…
    Session Materials: http://musicedmajor.net/FMEA10/blogging
    Handouts: QR Code
    Audio Recording-available afterwards
    On Twitter? Use #mt20 for discussion!
    Not on Twitter yet? Just text to “40404”
    Questions? Ask away!
  • Before We Begin…
  • Before We Begin…
    Session Materials: http://musicedmajor.net/FMEA10/blogging
    Handouts: QR Code
    Audio Recording-available afterwards
    On Twitter? Use #mt20 for discussion!
    Not on Twitter yet? Just text to “40404”
    Questions? Ask away!
  • What IS Blogging, Anyway?
    blog
    we
    weblog
  • What IS Blogging, Anyway?
    Blog – A journal written online and accessible to users of the internet
    Blog – An online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website
    Blog - A website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order
  • What IS Blogging, Anyway?
    A blog is a tool for content creation and sharing.
    In other words, a blog is…
    A Teaching Tool!
    Blogging can very easily help you create a better music classroom.
  • A “Better Music Classroom”
    Characteristics of a good music classroom:
    Well-prepared teacher
    Degrees – Compare Years
    Professional Development
    Smoothly-managed program
    Paperwork
    Collecting/Spreading of Information
    Engaged Students!
    Interested in the material
    Excited to learn
  • Well-Prepared Teacher
    Professional Development As We Know It:
    Journals/Periodicals
    In-Service Days
    Conferences
    What type of effect do these create?
    Where does that effect come from?
    How do we replicate this effect?
  • Blogging for Professional Development
    Writing a Blog
    Share your thoughts/ideas
    Ask questions – answers via comments
    Reading Blogs
    Read others’ thoughts/ideas
    Help with others’ questions
    Blogging is Professional Development!
    So… How the heck do we do it??
  • WordPress.com
  • RSS/Syndication
    What is it??
    RSS Syndication brings the information to you
    RSS Feeds – List of updates
    Feed Readers—Google Reader, Bloglines
  • Google Reader
  • Syndication Examples
    Blog Syndication
    Integrated in Blog Platform!
    FeedBurner – Advanced Features
    Analytics
    Email Subscription
    Adsense
    Podcast Syndication
    Blog Integration—Plugins
    iTunes Integration!
  • RSS/Syndication Resources
    OPML – File containing multiple RSS Feeds
    Import into RSS Reader
    Music Education OPML Project
    Web-based RSS Aggregation
    MusicEdNews.com
    Professional Development in a Box!
  • Smoothly Managed Program
    How much time do you spend being an administrator?
    FACTS
    Paperwork takes time
    Some paperwork can be reduced using blogging
    This doesn’t apply to everything!
    Blogging can help us distribute information to students and teachers
    Remember RSS?
  • Let’s Compare… Trip Itinerary
    Paper Copy
    Via Classroom Blog
    Get parent emails at beginning of year
    Subscribe them to email RSS Updates
    Type up itinerary online on blog
    Click “Publish”
    80 emails go out to all the Moms/Dads with your itinerary
    Type up itinerary in Word
    Print itinerary
    Make 80 copies
    Distribute in class
    Find 57 on floor after orchestra
    Of the other 23, only half make it into Mom/Dad’s hands
    Make 57 copies the next day
    Find 32 on the floor
  • Advantages to Using a Blog
    Environmentally friendly – less copies!
    100% Guarantee that parents receive the information
    Keeps your classroom clean!
  • Engaged Students
    (MORE) FACTS:
    Students like being knowledgeable
    Modern Students: Typing > Writing
    Students probably know more about technology than you…
    And That’s OKAY!
  • How Do We Harness This?
    Weekly Reflection Blog
    General Music – What I learned this week
    Performing Ensembles – Rehearsal reflection
    Blog Comments
    Students comment on each others’ posts
    Weekly Listening – Post recording, students comment
  • FAMS Music Blog: Listening Lesson
    FAMS Music Blog: The Magic Flute
  • Twitter: Micro-Blogging
    Twitter Basics
    140-character “Tweets” to followers
    Don’t need to accept a new follower
    Replies, Retweets (FWD)
    Twitter is NOT about telling people what you ate for breakfast!
    Twitter IS a blogging platform
    Twitter IS a tool for content creation and sharing.
    Twitter IS an incredible medium for professional development
  • Hashtags on Twitter
    In Twitter lingo…
    Hashtag = Keyword
    Hashtags let you search for specific topics
    Some examples:
    #followfriday
    #musiced
    #mpln
    #edchat
  • #MusEdChat on Twitter
    The Problems:
    Teachers are Secluded
    Not many music teachers at each school
    This makes Professional Development hard!
    The Solution:
    #MusEdChat
    Weekly Twitter Chat on Music Education
  • #MusEdChat Basics
    Homepage: http://musicedmajor.net/musedchat
    Includes:
    Topic Submission Form
    Topic Poll
    Chat Transcripts
    Chat Recaps
  • #MusEdChat: The Chat
    Monday Nights, 8pm Eastern Time:
    Sign on Twitter (or use an app!)
    Search for “#musedchat”
    Read the Tweets
    Respond using #musedchathashtag
    Reply
    Retweet
    Ask Questions!
  • Wrap-Up
  • Questions?
    For more information:
    http://musicedmajor.net
    Twitter: @Zweibz7, @MusicEdMajor
    Email: andy@andyzweibel.com
    Don’t forget! Materials/Audio available at:
    http://musicedmajor.net/FMEA10/blogging