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