BLOGGING:  What is it?  How do you do it?  And what does it have to do with learning & teaching? Carol Cooper-Taylor Coope...
What is a Blog? <ul><li>Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Web Log (shortened to blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Short, frequent entries <...
Let’s look at some <ul><li>Walk this way </li></ul>
Tom Smith - theotherblog http://www.theotherblog.com/ Tom got me interested in blogging back in 2004
Origami Blog http://www.origamiblog.com/ You can blog about anything you have an interest in
From the sublime ...  http://www.sublimetext.com/blog/
... to the ridiculous  http://www.kreikenbaum.net/blog/
How to recognise a blog <ul><li>Blogs often/usually have </li></ul><ul><li>Silly names </li></ul><ul><li>Entries / annotat...
Passing phase? Not yet <ul><li>1998 - handful of bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>1999 - easy edit tools available, blogging cam...
Blogs in education <ul><li>Watch this Wedlogg-ed.com video </li></ul><ul><li>By Will Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>http://w...
Where can I blog? <ul><li>Lots of free places to start off </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Have a go <ul><li>Don’t expect to have successful student bloggers if you don’t blog yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>You have ...
No Marks for not blogging http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/1634408/
How do you do it? <ul><li>Demo EduBlogs </li></ul>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjornb/119214587/ What’s it got to do with learning and teaching? Have a look at some example...
Class Newsletter http://www.greenpark13.blogspot.com/
School Newsletter http://office.greenparkschool.org.uk/
Display work http://talandisjr.edublogs.org/assignments/
Student photographs get feedback Before After Comments http://nyciblog.com/communities/room205/default.aspx
Teacher Reflection http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/
Parent Feedback http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/
What will YOU use blogs for? http://www.flickr.com/photos/noii/2830671332/
Questions? <ul><li>cooper-taylor.com </li></ul><ul><li>coopertaylor.com/blog  </li></ul><ul><li>linkedin.com/in/carolcoope...
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  1. 1. BLOGGING: What is it? How do you do it? And what does it have to do with learning & teaching? Carol Cooper-Taylor Cooper-Taylor Training www.cooper-taylor.com/blog
  2. 2. What is a Blog? <ul><li>Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Web Log (shortened to blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Short, frequent entries </li></ul><ul><li>Structured chronologically </li></ul><ul><li>Online diary, journal </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and informal, but companies now blog </li></ul><ul><li>Any topic or topics </li></ul><ul><li>Public, or private </li></ul><ul><li>Individual or collaborative </li></ul>
  3. 3. Let’s look at some <ul><li>Walk this way </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tom Smith - theotherblog http://www.theotherblog.com/ Tom got me interested in blogging back in 2004
  5. 5. Origami Blog http://www.origamiblog.com/ You can blog about anything you have an interest in
  6. 6. From the sublime ... http://www.sublimetext.com/blog/
  7. 7. ... to the ridiculous http://www.kreikenbaum.net/blog/
  8. 8. How to recognise a blog <ul><li>Blogs often/usually have </li></ul><ul><li>Silly names </li></ul><ul><li>Entries / annotated links </li></ul><ul><li>Permalinks </li></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Comments / Trackbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Link, feed </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other social media </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Adverts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Passing phase? Not yet <ul><li>1998 - handful of bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>1999 - easy edit tools available, blogging came to the masses </li></ul><ul><li>2000 - thousands of blogs </li></ul><ul><li>2006 - 57 million blogs ( http://technorati.com/weblog/2006/11/161.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - 70+ million blogs ( http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – 900K blog posts in 24 hrs ( http://www.technorati.com/blogging/state-of-the-blogosphere/ ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blogs in education <ul><li>Watch this Wedlogg-ed.com video </li></ul><ul><li>By Will Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/WebLoggingSmall.mov </li></ul>BLOG
  11. 11. Where can I blog? <ul><li>Lots of free places to start off </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger www.bloger.com </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress www.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>EduBlogs edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blog blog.com (NZ site) </li></ul><ul><li>BlogEasy www.blogeasy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Vox www.vox.com </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/eurleif/255241547/
  12. 12. Have a go <ul><li>Don’t expect to have successful student bloggers if you don’t blog yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to be a blogger yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>No ifs. </li></ul><ul><li>No buts. </li></ul><ul><li>No excuses. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/bombardier/15371858/
  13. 13. No Marks for not blogging http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/1634408/
  14. 14. How do you do it? <ul><li>Demo EduBlogs </li></ul>
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjornb/119214587/ What’s it got to do with learning and teaching? Have a look at some examples, then you’ll see
  16. 16. Class Newsletter http://www.greenpark13.blogspot.com/
  17. 17. School Newsletter http://office.greenparkschool.org.uk/
  18. 18. Display work http://talandisjr.edublogs.org/assignments/
  19. 19. Student photographs get feedback Before After Comments http://nyciblog.com/communities/room205/default.aspx
  20. 20. Teacher Reflection http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/
  21. 21. Parent Feedback http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/
  22. 22. What will YOU use blogs for? http://www.flickr.com/photos/noii/2830671332/
  23. 23. Questions? <ul><li>cooper-taylor.com </li></ul><ul><li>coopertaylor.com/blog </li></ul><ul><li>linkedin.com/in/carolcoopertaylor </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/kiwicarol </li></ul><ul><li>delicious.com/cooperc </li></ul><ul><li>cooperct.stumbleupon.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>slideshare.net/carolct </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/deusx/2522670904/ My first computer was a Commodore 64. Used with my students at Mansfield School of Nursing UK in 1985. I had to write the programs! This “brick” is a floppy drive!
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