Blogging In Elt

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Workshop at the annual EATE Seminar in Pärnu, 26 August 2009

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Blogging In Elt

  1. 1. Blogging in ELT Marcus Hildebrandt EATE Summer Seminar 2009 26 August 2009
  2. 2. Available Material <ul><li>www.eateseminar.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1 What is a blog? <ul><li>“ A blog (a contraction of the term &quot; weblog &quot;) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.” ( Wikipedia ) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are part of Web 2.0, a second generation of web development and design. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 = users retrieved information; users were passive </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 = users generate information; users are active </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Web 2.0: Video portals (e.g., YouTube) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites (e.g., Facebook) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File Sharing Sites (e.g., box.net) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis (e.g., Wikipedia) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2 Examples of Blogs in ELT <ul><li>Blogs as a substitute for the electronic class-book: http:// donathlk.wordpress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs as a platform for students: http://dumbledores-armee.podspot.de / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// donathsf.wordpress.com /course-members-blogs/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs as a place to inform students and provide material: http:// englishisgreat.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog I <ul><li>Most popular providers: blogger.com and wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>only minor differences </li></ul><ul><li>register at http:// www.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog II
  7. 7. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog III
  8. 8. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog IV
  9. 9. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog V
  10. 10. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog VI
  11. 11. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog VII
  12. 12. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog VIII
  13. 13. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog IX
  14. 14. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog X
  15. 15. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog XI
  16. 16. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog XII
  17. 17. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog XIII
  18. 18. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog XIV
  19. 19. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog XV
  20. 20. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog XVI
  21. 21. 3 How to Create Your Own Blog XVII
  22. 22. 4 Sharing Your Files Online I <ul><li>Register at www.box.net </li></ul>
  23. 23. 4 Sharing Your Files Online II
  24. 24. 4 Sharing Your Files Online III
  25. 25. 4 Sharing Your Files Online IV
  26. 26. 4 Sharing Your Files Online V
  27. 27. 4 Sharing Your Files Online VI
  28. 28. 4 Sharing Your Files Online VII
  29. 29. 5 Embedding Your Shared Files in Your Blog I Replace the whole text as this one doesn’t work. Text on next slide! Replace this text with the one on the next slide.
  30. 30. 5 Embedding Your Shared Files in Your Blog II <ul><li>Replace the text on the previous slide with this: </li></ul><ul><li><embed src=&quot;http://www.box.net/static/flash/box_explorer.swf?widgetHash= tsdxcjmk46 &cl=0&quot; width=&quot;200&quot; height=&quot;600&quot; wmode=&quot;transparent&quot; type=&quot;application/x-shockwave-flash&quot;></embed> </li></ul><ul><li>You have to change this. And you get the code… </li></ul>
  31. 31. 5 Embedding Your Shared Files in Your Blog III <ul><li>… here: </li></ul>
  32. 32. The Result
  33. 33. 6 Changing the Design I You can insert your own image in the header!
  34. 34. 6 Changing the Design II
  35. 35. The Result
  36. 36. New Classroom Rules <ul><li>1. Come to school every day, unless you would rather just go on line. </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Come to class on time, or log into your online class anytime day or night, whenever it is most convenient to you. </li></ul><ul><li>3.  Leave your seat only when necessary, which should be often to go collaborate with others or demonstrate something to the class. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Bring required materials, including your laptop and cell phone every day. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Talk only when permitted, text at all other times. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Don't talk to your neighbors, unless you are sharing your ideas, asking for help or giving help. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Use polite speech when speaking, blogging, texting, Twittering, instant messaging, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Do not cheat, but remix, re-purpose, and sample other peoples’ work and ideas and give them credit. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Follow the teacher's directions immediately and your peers’ directions too. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Be polite, courteous, and respectful at all times in both physical and virtual space . </li></ul><ul><li>11. Complete all assignments neatly and on time and submit on line or post to your blog or wiki, and share it with your followers on Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>12.  Keep your hands to yourself, but share all your ideas and knowledge with others in your Personal Learning Network. </li></ul><ul><li>13. Be quiet in lines, hallways, and restrooms, unless you are at home and logged into your on line classroom, in which case you can dance and play music. </li></ul><ul><li>14. If you need , help raise your hand, but don’t wait for the teacher , get help from your neighbors and post your question to your online Personal Learning Network. </li></ul><ul><li>15. Know what you are supposed to be learning, why, and what you will do with the knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://educationinnovation.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/06/new-classroom-rules.html </li></ul>
  37. 37. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Katrin is now going to show you what you can do with your blogs or those of your students. </li></ul>

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