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The educational benefits of blogging

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  • 1. The Education Behind Blogging By: Andrea Conlon Emily Grabowski Jen Mieczkowski and Kristin Ribelli
  • 2. Before the blog…
    • Before blogging became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as Genie, BiX and the early CompuServe
    • There were also message Bulletin Board Systems (BBS)
  • 3. Before the blog con’t…
    • In the 1990s, Internet forum software, such as WebEx, created running conversations with “threads”
    • Threads are topical connections between messages on a metaphorical “corkboard”
  • 4. What is a blog?
    • A blog is a website maintained by a group or individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video
    • There are blogs for just about anything today such as colleges and universities, entertainment purposes like movies and book reviews, and even in the news about what is going on in the media
  • 5. What can I blog about?
    • Some choose to blog about their lives
    • Blogs set up as online journals for others to read about their lives. This is an example of a more personal use of blogging.
    • Others choose to blog about stuff they like (new clothing line, new shoes or their favorite artists and music) 
    • Some other people choose to do both, mostly so that they can put some thoughts together and read what other people are blogging about.
  • 6. Where do I blog?
    • is a popular site for blogging. there are hundreds of different sites for blogging and most are free. It just depends on which site the individual likes and the different technologies associated with sites. example:  Some sites dont let you upload videos and some do
  • 7. Classroom Blogging
    • Student blogging has become more popular today because many college students have their own laptop or PC
    • Blogging is used in classrooms as a way for students to look at their peer’s work and comment on it
    • Teachers find blogging useful because it is a way for students to connect and help one another with problems they may be having in the class
  • 8. The Education behind Blogging
    • To broaden their learning aspects into a community
    • To read outside writings and express their own response and knowledge without hearing the impact of a peer or teacher.
    • ORGANIZATION, which is incredibly important in the school and real world.
    • A more personal form of education.
    • Blogging allows students to be analytical and engaged in topics that mean something to them.
    • Don’t we all want to learn something that engages our own attitudes and beliefs? Doesn’t it make it easier to learn?
  • 9. Importance of Educational Blogging
    • “ Critics often slate the simplicity of weblogs, and dismiss them as ‘merely vanity’. Yet it is precisely these two factors that are the keys to their potential. Children are vain, just like adults. They desire and require an audience for their thoughts and achievements. Every teaching college in the world extols the virtues of providing students with an audience.” - Peter Ford
  • 10. Communiation is key!
    • Connecting with others who have similar interests enables people to earn colleagues, who can learn from one another.
    • To be able to test and portray ideas and perspectives that might not be heard otherwise, for example, a formal presentation or journal article in a classroom.
    • To work with technology. Let’s face it, our world runs on technology, let’s learn it, and use it!
  • 11. Thank you!!! Any questions…?