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