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Blogging For A Better Classroom 200pm

Blogging For A Better Classroom 200pm



Learn how teachers can blog and comment their way to a better classroom -- this is based on 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win and How to Comment Like a King or Queen from Cool Cat Teacher....

Learn how teachers can blog and comment their way to a better classroom -- this is based on 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win and How to Comment Like a King or Queen from Cool Cat Teacher.

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  • Blogging for a better classroom Vicki Davis, Teacher http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Handouts http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com
  • Teacher
  • Blogger
  • November 2005
  • Research Based Best Practices
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Project Based Learning
  • Taking IT Global Collaborative Project Contest First Place 2007 ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award Winner 2007 Included in The World is Flat v3 Thomas Friedman Included in Grown Up Digital By Don Tapscott
  • The power of Three! The Power of “3”
  • KAIZEN = Slow, steady improvement
  • What is Web 2.0?
  • The tools in school changed
    • Get over it!
    • It is not a revolution its evolution .
    • But if you fight the evolution it will turn into a revolution .
  • Keynote for NetGenEd project – http://netgened.grownupdigital.com
  • Let’s Learn some New Words I am not afraid!
  • Source: The Wayback Machine Web 1.0 The Read Only Web
  • Web 2.0 The Read/ Write Web
  • Web 2.0 The Read/ Write Web The tools in school are changing again .
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Podcasts
    • Social Networking
    • Tagging
    • RSS
    Web 2.0
  • Every teacher needs an RSS Reader
    • Google reader – http://reader.google.com
    • Netvibes – http://www.netvibes.com
    • PageFlakes – http://www.pageflakes.com
    • Note: I did a Web 2.0 workshop series for Atomic Learning – if you have a subscription you can learn more there.
  • Meet your instructor: Vicki Davis Some of my classroom awards. ISTE’s 2007 SIGTel Online Learning Award Winner
  • What is a Blog?
  • Do blogs matter? I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years either. — Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, Dec. 5, 2002 “ The Internet’s first scalp.” John Podhertz, The New York Post
  • Media’s Response
    • A Kennedy school of journalism study found:
    • “ A certain receptivity in the bloggers allowed judgment in the press to correct itself.”[1]
    • [1] Rosen, Jay. &quot;The Legend of Trent Lott and the Weblogs.&quot; 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>.
  • Blogs and the media!
  • Societal Shift
    • “ When the smoke cleared, mainstream journalism’s authority was weakened.[1]
    • [1] Pein, Corey. &quot;Blog-Gate.&quot; Columbia Journalism Review 1: January/February2005 05 Jun 2006 <http://www.cjr.org/issues/2005/1/pein-blog.asp>.
  • http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html
  • Web + Log = Blog
  • Blogosphere Facts
    • The blogosphere tends to double every 6 months.
    • The blogosphere is 60 times bigger than 3 years a go.
    • Fifty five per cent (55%) of bloggers are still blogging after 3 months.
    • A new web log every second.
    • Eleven per cent (11%) of blogs update weekly or more.
  • Why are blogs important?
    • The Media “mines” blogs for tomorrow’s news
    • People look to others for recommendations of their products. (So vendors give stuff to good bloggers.)
    • We trust people NOT the Powers that be !
  • Finding Blogs
    • Technorati (Blog Search Engine) www.technorati.com
    • Trusted Sources
      • Look on Blogrolls
      • Mine
        • On the left side of my blog
        • http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  • What about bad comments?
    • Moderated comments
      • It takes time to show up.
    • Spam comments
      • Require you to enter letters to make sure you’re human.
      • “ Authentication code”
    • Post (the entry)
    • Comments
    • The Sidebar
    • The RSS Feed
    • About the Author
    • License
    Blog Anatomy
  • Why should I blog?
    • Consistent bloggers have more influence than others.
      • The 11% who update at least once a week
      • Their opinions count like “votes”
    • Smart bloggers
      • Learn how to blog
      • Become respected authorities
  • Places for Classes to Blog
    • http://www.classblogmeister.com
    • http://www.edublogs.org
    • Youth Voices – High School Kids
    • www.ning.com
    • www.blogger.com
  • My blogs
    • http://westwood.ning.com
    • http://netgened.grownupdigital.com
    • http://digiteendreamteam.blogspot.com
  • Starting to Blog
    • Talk about Voice!
    • http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blogs/693670:BlogPost:8384
  • Video + Blogging = Vlogging
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/digiteendreamteam
  • 10 Habits of Bloggers That Win
  • If you mention it hyperlink it. Habit #1
  • The manual way to do it!
  • Habit #2 Have a tempting title.
  • Which blog post will you read?
    • A paragraph I read today
    • Ipods: Killing the CD as we Know it
  • Habit #3 Write and cut in half.
  • Exception
    • The “How to” Post
    • Then be very specific, give examples, show pictures.
  • Habit #3 Write and cut in half.
  • Write first, format second. Habit #4
  • Important formatting
    • Headings
    • Bullets
    • Quotations
    • Italics (sparingly)
  • Habit #5 Paint a picture!
  • Places to Find Pictures
    • Creative Commons www.creativecommons.org
    • Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images
    • Flickr – www.flickr.com
  • Before you bag it, tag it! Habit #6
  • After you post it, ping it! Habit #7
  • How to ping
    • www.technorati.com/ping
    • www.pingomatic.com
    • Only ping if you WANT to be found!
    • People you link to will follow trackbacks to YOUR BLOG!! So get ready!
  • Habit #8 Never Throw Anything Away! (Archive It!)
  • Habit #9 Comment on the Articles you Write and Hyperlink to your article.
  • Habit #10 Get the stats back!
  • The great need for meaning
    • We want a global audience.
    • Must be done wisely and safely.
  • Commenting People read your comments People follow your Comments to Your blog You comment People read your blog
  • Where do I go from here? Start blogging!! Every expert was once a beginner.