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A blog can be a fantastic teaching tool to use in a flipped classroom

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    • A blog can be a fantastic teachingtool in a technology integrated classroom (revised) By Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.za http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
    • 1. Use Box.net (http://box.net) or Google Docs to link todocuments you wish to share.
    • *For example Stored in Box.net:Stored in Google Docs:
    • 2. Use Embedit.in to link to documents you have created Embedit.in is a fantastic application that allows you to embed all sorts of different documents on your blog by creating an embed code.
    • *For example
    • *Go to http://embedit.in
    • *Go to My embeds and sign in using one of your accounts – I use my Google account
    • *Go to Select Files and find the file you want on your computer.
    • *Copy the embed code into your blog post
    • *Make sure you put it into the HTML part of the blog post
    • *This is the result.
    • 3. Use Slideshare.com for more detailed instructions Slideshare is a fantastic way to present a ebook type of instruction to a class. You create each page in PowerPoint.
    • For example…
    • *Go to Slideshare.com, join and click on Upload to find the Powerpoint or PDF you want to use.
    • *When your document appears click on embed to get the code to add to your blog in the HTML section of the post.
    • *Here is the embed code
    • 4. Use Screencasts to explain something more complicatedMy favourite screencasting programme isdefinitely Screencast-o-matic
    • *Join and log in. Start recording by following the instructions.
    • *This is what it looks like when you are finished. You can embed it, upload it to YouTube, or download it as a movie file. This is ascreencastwith voice
    • 5. Use verbalinstructions on your blog using Vocaroo.com Vocaroo.com is so easy to use. You can download the result as a .wav file, or you can simply embed it in your blog.
    • *Join Vocaroo.com, click to record and start speaking when prompted.
    • *Paste the embed code into your blog
    • *This is the result
    • 6. You can easily add videos to your blog whether created or embedded
    • 7. One of the very useful aspect of a blog as a teaching tool is that your students can comment underneath each post and you can easily reply to their comments.
    • These are just a few of the ways you can makeyour blog a great teaching tool. What’s morethey are all free! Perhaps you have tried outothers that you would like to share?