Blogging for Beginners

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  • Blogging for Beginners

    1. 1. Act Like the Natives Glenn Wiebe ESSDACK [email_address] © 2007
    2. 2. <ul><li>Up? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service / voting / virginity </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Down? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen pregnancy, violence, alcohol / drug / tobacco use </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain works differently </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them to count! </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They’re multi-taskers </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet is his world </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Yeah. So?
    9. 9. <ul><li>We are different then the iKids </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>But . . . we should use their tools! </li></ul>
    11. 11. Big ideas for the day
    12. 12. <ul><li>Kids are different </li></ul>
    13. 13. Blogs can help us act like natives
    14. 14. It’s not a silver bullet, it’s a hammer
    15. 15. Start here <ul><li><www.socialstudiescentral.com> </li></ul>
    16. 16. Where are the iKids?
    17. 17. <ul><li>Before 1995, to produce content for a large audience you needed to be a </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Publisher </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>Broadcaster </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Billboard owner </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Sky writing pilot </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Web 2.0 allows for a read-write </li></ul><ul><li>web with </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Simple web-based content creation </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>No need for previous skills </li></ul>
    25. 25. New vocabulary <ul><li>Digital paper </li></ul><ul><li>Online notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Read / write web </li></ul><ul><li>Online communities </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul>
    26. 27. <ul><li>Blogs are another example </li></ul>
    27. 28. So . . . what’s a blog? <ul><li>“A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links” </li></ul>
    28. 29. “ What makes a blog a blog?” <ul><li>Common characteristics? </li></ul><ul><li>Differences between a blog and a non-blog? </li></ul>
    29. 30. A combination of the words “web log” Frequent updates
    30. 31. Offline & online events Interactive
    31. 32. Constantly evolving Confessional to commentary
    32. 33. Post Date Stamp Masthead
    33. 34. Internal links Comments External links
    34. 35. Wait! There’s more! photos graphic links
    35. 36. slideshows videos
    36. 37. documents
    37. 38. Can’t they just use paper & pencil? <ul><li>Speed of creating / updating </li></ul><ul><li>Larger, “selected” audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose beyond grade </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage differentation </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos, video, audio 24/7 </li></ul></ul>
    38. 39. blogger.com
    39. 40. Already have a Blogger account? <ul><li>Delete the Ad Bar: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><blogger-templates.blogspot.com/2005/ 01/remove-navbar.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For new Blogger sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><godproposes.blogspot.com/2006/ 10/how-to-remove-blogger-navbar.html> </li></ul></ul>
    40. 41. Create your account <ul><li>Choose a user name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use to login </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enter a password </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a display name </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the “captcha” word </li></ul>
    41. 42. Name your blog <ul><li>Pick a title </li></ul><ul><li>Pick your blog’s URL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>yourtitle .blogspot.com </li></ul></ul>
    42. 43. Decide on the look
    43. 44. It’s that simple! Create your first post by clicking the orange arrow
    44. 45. Remember! <ul><li>blogger.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you login to edit your blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>yourtitle.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where people find your blog </li></ul></ul>
    45. 46. Add some photos Add some links Mess with your fonts / colors
    46. 47. What else is out there? <ul><li>PodBean </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.podbean.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogmeister </li></ul><ul><ul><li><epnweb.org/blogmeister> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduBlogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><edublogs.org> </li></ul></ul>
    47. 48. <ul><li>ePals </li></ul><ul><ul><li><schoolblog.epals.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schoolblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.schoolblogs.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imbee </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.imbee.com> </li></ul></ul>
    48. 49. <ul><li>Manila </li></ul><ul><ul><li><manila.userland.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.wordpress.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moveable Type </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.sixapart.com/movabletype> </li></ul></ul>
    49. 50. Done poorly?
    50. 51. Done well? <ul><li>Go beyond just reading and writing to collaborating and sharing </li></ul>
    51. 52. <ul><li>Create and </li></ul><ul><li>provide an </li></ul><ul><li>audience </li></ul>
    52. 53. <ul><li>Take advantage of </li></ul><ul><li>the wisdom of </li></ul><ul><li>crowds </li></ul>
    53. 54. Whadda ya got?
    54. 55. Electronic portfolios vccgraphics.wordpress.com/student-portfolio-showcase/
    55. 56. Collaborative projects weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees
    56. 57. Journalism www.pebblebrookpress.com/brookspeak
    57. 58. Community contact lewiselementary.org
    58. 59. Professional development thefischbowl.blogspot.com
    59. 60. Promote discussion weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/higginsworldlit/
    60. 61. <ul><li>Self reflection / small group reflections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you do differently next time? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current events discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What should the Dems do first? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letters (before / after / during an event) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln - 1858 / 1862 / 1865 </li></ul></ul>
    61. 62. <ul><li>Online debates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we teach intelligent design? Why / why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem / solution exercises </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSI Italy: Who killed Oetzi the Iceman? </li></ul></ul>
    62. 63. <ul><li>Blog groups according to interest or topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post weekly journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create blogroll relating to their topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Written prompts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would the US look like if the South had won? </li></ul></ul>
    63. 64. <ul><li>Visual prompts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where / when / what / So what? </li></ul></ul>
    64. 65. Things to think about?
    65. 66. <ul><li>Not all software is alike </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Student privacy / behavior </li></ul>
    66. 67. <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Time / support </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude adjustment </li></ul>
    67. 68. <ul><li>Moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Online “netiquette” training </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can get you fired </li></ul>
    68. 69. <ul><li>Netsmartz </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.netsmartz.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kidz Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/index.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SafeKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.safekids.com> </li></ul></ul>
    69. 70. Podcasting <ul><li>Educational Podcast Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li><epnweb.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PodcastingNews </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.podcastingnews.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li><learninginhand.com/podcasting> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting for Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.stager.org/podcasting.html> </li></ul></ul>
    70. 71. Photos <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.flickr.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><ul><li><picasa.google.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoto </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.zoto.com> </li></ul></ul>
    71. 72. What’s with RSS? <ul><li>Rich Site Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or is it Real Simple Syndication? </li></ul></ul>
    72. 73. Two parts to RSS An XML “news feed” from the Weblog A “news reader” to translate and display the feeds
    73. 74. <ul><li>Step One / Look for the button </li></ul>
    74. 75. <ul><li>Step two / Find a news reader aggregator </li></ul>
    75. 76. RSS in schools <ul><li>Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.teachinghacks.com/audio/ 100ideasWeb2educators.pdf> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goochland High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/ghs/ teachers/cjackson> </li></ul></ul>
    76. 77. <ul><li>My Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li><my.yahoo.com> </li></ul></ul>
    77. 78. <ul><li>Bloglines.com </li></ul>
    78. 79. <ul><li>Net Vibes.com </li></ul>

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