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Blogging and Microblogging


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  • 1. José Picardo Blogging and Microblogging CiLT 14-19 Conference Nottingham Friday 5th December
  • 2. Who am I? • I blog about Technology and Education • I run a Spanish revision website and classroom blog
  • 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. Showcasing your students’ work (to a worldwide audience)
  • 11. Assessment for learning and self evaluation
  • 12. Engaging and motivating your students
  • 13. Showcasing students’videos
  • 14. Promoting target language use
  • 15. Sharing teaching resources
  • 16. Sharing student resources
  • 17. Hosting listening materials, including podcasts
  • 18. Linking to external resources
  • 19. Media rich content
  • 20. Promote independent study
  • 21. What are other teachers doing?
  • 22. http:// www.mrsjoneslanguageresources.
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  • 25. my_weblog
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  • 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? (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
  • 34. Popular microblogging platforms http://www.edmodo.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
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