Contact Me http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ Jennifer Dorman [email_address] http://denblogs.com/jendorman Go to my Presentations page to download a copy of this presentation
Blogs in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs Blogs IPE - Individual (.mov)
What is a Blog? Posts are displayed chronologically Online publishing platform Many social media sites allow for integration with blogs Blog posts consist primarily of text with some embedded media and hyperlinks Many blogs allow for some static pages (e.g. About Me)
Use the blogroll to add web links to your sidebar organized by category.
Integration Ideas for Blogs http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/
Post material and resources
Host online discussions
Create class publications
Transform students into publishers
Share lesson resources with students, parents, and other educators
Organize class materials and make them accessible anywhere, any time
Receive and model feedback
Create a fully functional class website
For More Integration Ideas . . . http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/blogworkshop You can also access training guides for Edublogs, Blogger, Wordress, and Class Blogmeister as well as dozens of examples of class and teacher blogs.
Blogs + DE streaming Blogs can be used instead of Writing Prompt Builder when you want to encourage students to respond to each other’s writing. You can link to any DE streaming media assets for blog prompts. Students will be required to sign into DE streaming in order to view them. You can insert DE streaming images into blog posts as long as you include the citation information. You can use a blog prompt as the student response element on a DE streaming Assignment. You can use a blog aggregator, such as Google Reader, to embed a blogroll widget into a DE streaming Builder.
DE streaming Images in Blogs Images from DE streaming can be downloaded and uploaded to a blog. You can also link to a DE streaming image by right-clicking on Preview and selecting Copy Link Location. Be sure to include the image citation information on the blog post.
DE streaming Images in Blogs If you are including DE streaming images into blog posts and pages, be sure to include the citation information.
What is a Vlog? Posts are displayed chronologically or thematically depending on hosting service Online publishing platform Many social media sites allow for integration with vlogs Vlog posts are in video format Vlogs can be integrated with traditional blogs
Example of a Class Vlog http://www.cdsnews.net/shownotes/
Vlogging – Step 1 Teachers and students will need access to a video editor: iMovie (free) Windows Movie Maker (free) Adobe Premiere Elements (educational discount) Pinnacle Studio DV (educational discount) Jaycut (online) Jumpcut (online)
Vlogging – Step 2 Teachers will need access to DE MediaShare or other video hosting service: TeacherTube http://teachertube.com/ SchoolTube http://www.schooltube.com/ Vimeo http://vimeo.com/ Viddler http://viddler.com/ YouTube http://www.youtube.com/ Moonk http://www.moonk.com/ http://mediashare.discoveryeducation.com/
DE MediaShare http://mediashare.discoveryeducation.com/ STAR Discovery Educators and districts that subscribe to DE MediaShare can upload video, audio, and documents to publish, link to, and embed.
DE MediaShare http://mediashare.discoveryeducation.com/ When uploading resources be sure to Check to Allow Embedding / Direct Linking. Upload your videos to DE MediaShare.
DE MediaShare http://mediashare.discoveryeducation.com/ Copy the embed code or direct link.
Vlogging – Step 3 Videos can be published and syndicated by embedding them onto or linking them to a blog, wiki, or website. They can also be syndicated through a video podcast service, such as: Podbean http://www.podbean.com/ Podomatic http://www.podomatic.com/ iTunes U http://www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning/
Every MediaShare user has an automatic RSS feed that can be used to syndicate videos published through MediaShare.