Blogging for a better classroom<br />Vicki Davis, Teacher<br />http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com<br />Handouts<br />http:...
Web 1.0<br />The Read Only Web<br />Source:  The Wayback Machine<br />
Web 2.0<br />The tools in school are changing again.<br />The Read/ Write Web<br />
Web 2.0<br /><ul><li>Blogs
Wikis
Podcasts
Social Networking
Tagging
RSS</li></li></ul><li>Every teacher needs an RSS Reader<br />Google reader – http://reader.google.com<br />Netvibes – http...
What is a Blog?<br />
Do blogs matter?<br />“The Internet’s first scalp.”<br />John Podhertz, The New York Post<br />I want to say this about my...
Media’s Response<br />A Kennedy school of journalism study found:<br />“A certain receptivity in the bloggers allowed judg...
Blogs and the media!<br />
Societal Shift<br />“ When the smoke cleared, mainstream journalism’s authority was weakened.[1]<br />[1] Pein, Corey. "Bl...
http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html<br />
Web + Log = Blog<br />
Blog Anatomy<br /><ul><li>Post (the entry)
Comments
The Sidebar
The RSS Feed
About the Author
License</li></li></ul><li>
Places for Classes to Blog<br />http://www.classblogmeister.com<br />http://www.edublogs.org<br />Youth Voices – High Scho...
My blogs<br />http://westwood.ning.com<br />http://netgened.grownupdigital.com<br />http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com/p...
Video + Blogging = Vlogging<br />http://www.youtube.com/user/digiteendreamteam<br />
What about bad comments?<br />Moderated comments<br />It takes time to show up.<br />Spam comments<br />Require you to ent...
Elementary Blogging<br />Mark Ahlness – Mighty Writers<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=41233<br />Al ...
10 Habits of Bloggers That Win<br />(What to teach students about blogging)<br />
Habit #1<br />Have a “voice”<br />Blog Like a Pirate<br />http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blogs/693670:BlogPost:8384<br ...
Classroom “Voices” are Educated Ones<br />No IM speak<br />Make it clear what part of the assignment you’re doing (Heading...
Habit #2<br />Hyperlink words that need explanation.(Contextual Linking)http://technocatteens.blogspot.com/2010/08/augment...
The manual way to do it!<br />
Habit #3<br />Have a tempting title.CatchyInformativePiques CuriosityExplains a little bitSee http://technocatteens.blogsp...
Which blog post will you read?<br />A paragraph I read today<br />Ipods:  Killing the CD as we Know it<br />Gesture Based ...
Habit #4<br />Write and cut in half.(Write fast and then edit it down and reorganize.)<br />
Exception<br />The “How to” Post<br />Then be very specific, give examples, show pictures, screenshots, tutorials.<br />
Habit #5<br />Don’t post till they can see the white with their eyes.(White space)http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2010/...
Write first, format second.<br />Habit #6<br />
Important formatting<br />Headings<br />Bullets<br />Quotations<br />Italics (sparingly)<br />Color (for emphasis)<br />Di...
Paint a picture!<br />Habit #7<br />
Places to Find Pictures<br />Creative Commons www.creativecommons.org<br />Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/...
Screenshots & Videos<br />Jing – www.jingproject.com (Screencast)<br />Fireshot – Screenshots on web<br />Win 7 Snipping t...
Other add ins<br />Graphic Organizers – http://www.classtools.net<br />Graphics<br />http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blo...
Habit #8<br />Before you bag it, tag it!Pull Technologies - http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blogs/reflective-blog-post-p...
Habit #9<br />Ping and Participate!Ping your friends! (for adults)www.twitterfeed.com<br />
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Blogging is NOT writing essays but a new, distinct form of writing. Leading educational blogger, Vicki "Cool Cat Teacher" Davis shares the update to her 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win and relates it to how we should be teaching blogging in the classroom. The objective is to create "professional quality" bloggers not to just have a different way to publish essays!

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  • The Internet came along in the early 1990’s but only was an information source for schools because web pages were difficult to create and required knowledge of HTML programming. Because of the difficulty and expense, schools did not publish on the Internet, so this first internet is often called the read only internet or Web 1.0.
  • Now, we have entered a phase of the Internet called Web 2.0 or the Read/ Write web. Because of the decreasing cost of using electronic tools Students, teachers, administrators, and publishers are now turning in pen and paper and using a whole array of electronic tools
  • with such strange names as blogs, wikis, podcasts, and a whole new way for students, administrators, and teachers to network called social networking. Don’t worry if these names sounds confusing, when we get done with this tutorial, you’ll be on the way to becoming as familiar with these tools as you are now with paper, pencil, and textbook. As a classroom teacher, I was nervous when I learned of these tools and considered them for my classroom,
  • Teachers like me (and now you) can now chronicle our journey and best practices to share with others on our own blog. WE will learn more about blogs later but for now, it is a way to communicate as an individual or group electronically without knowing any programming.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/skepsis/http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/189515973_0750e87ae2.jpg?v=0Licensed under creative commons attribution 2.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en-usSource of photo - http://flickr.com/photos/skepsis/189515973/
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. (Worksheet) – You’ll notice I have marked on your worksheet for today “My top three things to try when I return.” Your assignment from this workshop is to take three things back to your room that you will use THIS WEEK! You can’t swallow all of these things whole, you’ll choke. You’ve got grades to do and a lot of things going on… start with three.
  • Blogging for a Better Classroom (10 Habits of Bloggers that Win Remix)

    1. 1. Blogging for a better classroom<br />Vicki Davis, Teacher<br />http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com<br />Handouts<br />http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com<br />
    2. 2. Web 1.0<br />The Read Only Web<br />Source: The Wayback Machine<br />
    3. 3. Web 2.0<br />The tools in school are changing again.<br />The Read/ Write Web<br />
    4. 4. Web 2.0<br /><ul><li>Blogs
    5. 5. Wikis
    6. 6. Podcasts
    7. 7. Social Networking
    8. 8. Tagging
    9. 9. RSS</li></li></ul><li>Every teacher needs an RSS Reader<br />Google reader – http://reader.google.com<br />Netvibes – http://www.netvibes.com<br />PageFlakes – http://www.pageflakes.com<br />Note: I did a Web 2.0 workshop series for Atomic Learning – if you have a subscription you can learn more there.<br />
    10. 10. What is a Blog?<br />
    11. 11. Do blogs matter?<br />“The Internet’s first scalp.”<br />John Podhertz, The New York Post<br />I want to say this about my state. <br />When Strom Thurmond ran for president, <br />we voted for him. We’re proud of it. <br />And if the rest of the country <br />had followed our lead, <br />we wouldn’t have had all these problems <br />over all these years either.— Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, Dec. 5, 2002 <br />
    12. 12. Media’s Response<br />A Kennedy school of journalism study found:<br />“A certain receptivity in the bloggers allowed judgment in the press to correct itself.”[1]<br />[1] Rosen, Jay. "The Legend of Trent Lott and the Weblogs." Pressthink: Ghost of Democracy in the Media Machine 15 Mar 2004 05 Jun 2006 <http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2004/03/15/lott_case.html>.<br />
    13. 13. Blogs and the media!<br />
    14. 14. Societal Shift<br />“ When the smoke cleared, mainstream journalism’s authority was weakened.[1]<br />[1] Pein, Corey. "Blog-Gate." Columbia Journalism Review 1: January/February2005 05 Jun 2006 <http://www.cjr.org/issues/2005/1/pein-blog.asp>.<br />
    15. 15. http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html<br />
    16. 16. Web + Log = Blog<br />
    17. 17. Blog Anatomy<br /><ul><li>Post (the entry)
    18. 18. Comments
    19. 19. The Sidebar
    20. 20. The RSS Feed
    21. 21. About the Author
    22. 22. License</li></li></ul><li>
    23. 23. Places for Classes to Blog<br />http://www.classblogmeister.com<br />http://www.edublogs.org<br />Youth Voices – High School Kids<br />www.ning.com<br />www.blogger.com<br />www.think.com<br />
    24. 24. My blogs<br />http://westwood.ning.com<br />http://netgened.grownupdigital.com<br />http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com/profile/coolcatteacher<br />http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com/profiles/blogs/beginning-of-project-blog-post<br />http://digiteendreamteam.blogspot.com<br />http://technocatteens.blogspot.com/<br />
    25. 25. Video + Blogging = Vlogging<br />http://www.youtube.com/user/digiteendreamteam<br />
    26. 26. What about bad comments?<br />Moderated comments<br />It takes time to show up.<br />Spam comments<br />Require you to enter letters to make sure you’re human.<br />“Authentication code”<br />
    27. 27. Elementary Blogging<br />Mark Ahlness – Mighty Writers<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=41233<br />Al Upton’s Mini Legends<br />http://minilegends.edublogs.org/<br />His Students are on the right side<br />
    28. 28. 10 Habits of Bloggers That Win<br />(What to teach students about blogging)<br />
    29. 29. Habit #1<br />Have a “voice”<br />Blog Like a Pirate<br />http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blogs/693670:BlogPost:8384<br />My new one “blog like a “blue Man” (Avatar)<br />
    30. 30. Classroom “Voices” are Educated Ones<br />No IM speak<br />Make it clear what part of the assignment you’re doing (Headings)<br />Spell check (Firefox)<br />
    31. 31. Habit #2<br />Hyperlink words that need explanation.(Contextual Linking)http://technocatteens.blogspot.com/2010/08/augmented-reality-future-now.html<br />
    32. 32. The manual way to do it!<br />
    33. 33. Habit #3<br />Have a tempting title.CatchyInformativePiques CuriosityExplains a little bitSee http://technocatteens.blogspot.com/<br />
    34. 34. Which blog post will you read?<br />A paragraph I read today<br />Ipods: Killing the CD as we Know it<br />Gesture Based Computing Assignment<br />Murdering the Mouse: The Future of Gesture Based Computing<br />
    35. 35. Habit #4<br />Write and cut in half.(Write fast and then edit it down and reorganize.)<br />
    36. 36. Exception<br />The “How to” Post<br />Then be very specific, give examples, show pictures, screenshots, tutorials.<br />
    37. 37. Habit #5<br />Don’t post till they can see the white with their eyes.(White space)http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2010/09/tips-to-overcome-conversation.html<br />
    38. 38. Write first, format second.<br />Habit #6<br />
    39. 39. Important formatting<br />Headings<br />Bullets<br />Quotations<br />Italics (sparingly)<br />Color (for emphasis)<br />Did I say WHITE SPACE?<br />
    40. 40. Paint a picture!<br />Habit #7<br />
    41. 41. Places to Find Pictures<br />Creative Commons www.creativecommons.org<br />Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images<br />Flickr – www.flickr.com<br />Cool Iris Add In - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579/<br />
    42. 42. Screenshots & Videos<br />Jing – www.jingproject.com (Screencast)<br />Fireshot – Screenshots on web<br />Win 7 Snipping tool – Screenshots<br />Camtasia – Screencasting<br />Students should know how to embed<br />
    43. 43. Other add ins<br />Graphic Organizers – http://www.classtools.net<br />Graphics<br />http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blogs/comparing-and-contrasting<br />
    44. 44. Habit #8<br />Before you bag it, tag it!Pull Technologies - http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blogs/reflective-blog-post-plnsUse a Tag “pln”http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?tag=pln<br />
    45. 45.
    46. 46.
    47. 47. Habit #9<br />Ping and Participate!Ping your friends! (for adults)www.twitterfeed.com<br />
    48. 48. Ping Search Engines<br />www.pingomatic.com<br />Only ping if you WANT to be found!<br />People you link to will follow trackbacks to YOUR BLOG!! So get ready!<br />
    49. 49. Make it easy for others to Ping your content<br />Tweetmeme http://tweetmeme.com/about/retweet_button<br />
    50. 50. Engage in Conversation<br />Reply to those who comment to you!<br />Disqus<br />www.disqus.com<br />
    51. 51. Commenting<br />
    52. 52. Habit #10<br />Get the stats back!www.statcounter.comBlogger is internal<br />
    53. 53. The great need for meaning<br />We want a global audience.<br />Must be done wisely and safely.<br />
    54. 54. Where do I go from here?<br />Start blogging!!<br />Every expert was once a beginner.<br />
    55. 55. The power of Three!<br />

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