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Blogging and Microblogging

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  • 1. José Picardo http://www.boxoftricks.net Blogging and Microblogging CiLT 14-19 Conference Nottingham Friday 5th December jose.picardo@boxoftricks.net
  • 2. Who am I? • I blog about Technology and Education www.BoxOfTricks.net • I run a Spanish revision website and classroom blog www.AsiSeHace.net
  • 3. Who aren’t I? • I am not an ICT expert, I just use ICT perhaps a little more than the average • I am not an outstanding teacher, but I’d like to think I’m a decent one
  • 4. !What is blogging? !Why blog? !What is microblogging? !Which blogging platform?
  • 5. What is a blog? blog ¦bläg¦ noun a Web site on which an individual or group of users produces an ongoing narrative : Most of his work colleagues were unaware of his blog until recently. verb (blogged, blogging) [ intrans. ] add new material to or regularly update a blog. DERIVATIVES blogger noun ORIGIN a shortening of weblog .
  • 6. Why blog?
  • 7. Why blog?
  • 8. Why blog? • Will my students benefit? • What’s in it for teachers?
  • 9. How can I use a blog?
  • 10. http://www.voki.com Showcasing your students’ work (to a worldwide audience)
  • 11. Assessment for learning and self evaluation
  • 12. http://www.education.animoto.com Engaging and motivating your students
  • 13. Showcasing students’videos
  • 14. Promoting target language use
  • 15. http://www.sliderocket.com Sharing teaching resources
  • 16. Sharing student resources
  • 17. Hosting listening materials, including podcasts
  • 18. http://www.lingro.com Linking to external resources
  • 19. http://www.youtube.com Media rich content http://www.teachertube.com
  • 20. Promote independent study
  • 21. What are other teachers doing?
  • 22. http:// www.mrsjoneslanguageresources. blogspot.com
  • 23. http://www.northgatemfl.blogspot.com
  • 24. http://www.edgehillcollege.typepad.com
  • 25. http://www.mmeperkins.typepad.com/ my_weblog
  • 26. http://www.burychurchlangs.typepad.com
  • 27. http://www.woodhillprimary.blogspot.com
  • 28. More advantages of having a blog • It is not a static website - it can be easily updated • RSS delivers updates directly to the reader • Blogs can have multiple users • Add an extra dimension to your teaching
  • 29. What blogging platform? http://wordpress.com http://wordpress.org http://edublogs.org http://www.blogger.com (self hosted)
  • 30. I am scared, it looks di"cult... well, it isn’t!
  • 31. I am scared, it looks di"cult... well, it isn’t! Trust me, if I can do it, so can you!
  • 32. Blog safety rules • Never state personal details such as email addresses or telephone numbers • No surnames, just first names • Remind your pupils to be sensible
  • 33. What is Microblogging? Microblogging is a form of blogging that allows users to send brief updates (usually 140 characters) via the web, email or SMS. Microblogging can be used to communicate on a person to person level or in groups.in groups
  • 34. Popular microblogging platforms http://www.twitter.com http://www.edmodo.comhttp://www.yammer.com http://www.plurk.com
  • 35. Closed group collaboration
  • 36. This is where you type your messages, alerts or assignments
  • 37. This is the timeline where all communication happens
  • 38. Click here to access extra functionality
  • 39. Give your assignment a title, a description and a due date (even attach a file)
  • 40. Customise and manage your groups and obtain the group’s code
  • 41. It offers students the option of communicating in whichever language they feel comfortable
  • 42. Students can hand in multimedia work
  • 43. Students can ask questions about the subject
  • 44. Students can hand in written work
  • 45. Teacher set assignments stay on the timeline as permanent reminders
  • 46. Teachers and students can choose to receive email notifications
  • 47. The calendar allows you to see at a glance the work you have set
  • 48. www.boxoftricks.net jose.picardo@boxoftricks.net

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