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  • Act Like the Natives Glenn Wiebe ESSDACK [email_address] © 2007
  • Fist to five
    • Kids are different now than they were 20 years ago
  • 30 years does make a difference!
    • Long hair
    • Longing for hair
    • Long hair
    • Rolling Stones
    • Longing for hair
    • Longing for hair
    • Kidney stones
    • Long hair
    • Rolling Stones
    • Pay phone
    • Longing for hair
    • Kidney stones
    • Longing for hair
    • Kidney stones
    • Cell phone
    • Long hair
    • Rolling Stones
    • Pay phone
    • Pop tops
    • Longing for hair
    • Kidney stones
    • Cell phone
    • Longing for hair
    • Kidney stones
    • Cell phone
    • Laptops
    • Long hair
    • Rolling Stones
    • Pay phone
    • Pop tops
    • Baby boomers
    • Longing for hair
    • Kidney stones
    • Cell phone
    • Laptops
    • Longing for hair
    • Kidney stones
    • Cell phone
    • Laptops
    • iKids
    • Up?
      • Community service / voting / virginity
    • Down?
      • Teen pregnancy, violence, alcohol / drug / tobacco use
    • Erin & other iKids
      • Brain works differently
    • Erin & other iKids
      • Ask them to count!
    • Erin & other iKids
      • They’re multi-taskers
    • Erin & other iKids
      • Internet is his world
  •  
  • Yeah. So?
    • We are different then the iKids
    • But . . . we should use their tools!
  • Sticky ideas?
    • Kids are different
  • Blogs can help us act like natives
  • It’s not a silver bullet, it’s a hammer
    • <www.socialstudiescentral.com>
  • Whadda ya know?
    • Complete the self-evaluation
    • Add up your score and brag
    • Before 1995, to produce content for a large audience you needed to be a
    • Publisher
    • Broadcaster
    • Billboard owner
    • Sky writing pilot
    • Web 2.0 allows for a read-write
    • web with
    • Simple web-based content creation
    • No need for previous skills
  • New vocabulary
    • Digital paper
    • Online notebook
    • Virtual interaction
    • Read / write web
    • Online communities
    • Social networks
  •  
    • Blogs are another example
  • So . . . what’s a blog?
    • “ A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links”
  • Where are the iKids?
  • But what about this? www.takingitglobal.org
  • Or this? www.digitaldividenetwork.org
  • Or this? www.blogsafety.org
  • “ What makes a blog a blog?”
    • Common characteristics?
    • Differences between a blog and a non-blog?
  • The Write Weblog Hidden Histories: The American Chinese Experience
  • Room Twelve Room 613 Student Blogs
  • Mabry Online
  • “ What makes a blog a blog?”
    • Whadda ya got?
  • A combination of the words “web log” Frequent updates
  • Offline & online events Interactive
  • Constantly evolving Confessional to commentary
  • Post Date Stamp Masthead
  • Internal links Comments External links
  • Wait! There’s more! photos graphic links
  • slideshows videos
  • documents
  • Why blogs are cool
    • They’re supported by research
    • Blogs support macro & micro democracy
    • They’re easy to use
    • They’re web-based
    • Increase student interest
    • They encourage community / collaboration
  • Let’s try it!
    • Use the Blogger Planning Sheet
      • Brainstorm ideas of what your blog might look like
  • blogger.com
  • Already have a Blogger account?
    • Delete the Ad Bar:
      • <blogger-templates.blogspot.com/2005/ 01/remove-navbar.html>
    • For new Blogger sites:
      • <godproposes.blogspot.com/2006/ 10/how-to-remove-blogger-navbar.html>
    • Or set up a new Wordpress.com site!
  • Create your account
    • Choose a user name
      • Use to login
    • Enter a password
    • Choose a display name
    • Type in the “captcha” word
  • Name your blog
    • Pick a title
    • Pick your blog’s URL
      • yourtitle .blogspot.com
  • Decide on the look
  • It’s that simple! Create your first post by clicking the orange arrow
  • Remember!
    • blogger.com
      • Where you login to edit your blog
    • yourtitle.blogspot.com
      • Where people find your blog
  • Add some photos Add some links Mess with your fonts / colors
    • Give Glenn your URLs
      • Will post to History Tech blog <history-tech.blogspot.com>
    • Post several messages on your blog
      • i.e. a question you still have / an idea for using blogs / a concern / etc
    • Visit other blogs and post comments
  • Jigsaw
    • “ To Blog or Not To Blog: You Decide”
      • Pros / Cons / Tips
  • Can’t they just use paper & pencil?
    • Speed of creating / updating
    • Larger, “selected” audience
      • RSS
      • Social networking
    • Purpose beyond grade
    • Encourage differentation
    • Multimedia Access
      • Photos, video, audio 24/7
    • Odeo
      • <studio.odeo.com>
    Fun after lunch!
    • “ Give One, Get One”
      • On the left, list several uses for blogs in your classroom
      • On the right, get great ideas from others
  • Whadda ya got?
  • What else is out there?
    • PodBean
      • <www.podbean.com>
    • Blogmeister
      • <classblogmeister.com>
    • EduBlogs
      • <edublogs.org>
    • ePals
      • <schoolblog.epals.com>
    • Schoolblogs
      • <www.schoolblogs.com>
    • WordPress
      • <www.wordpress.com>
  • But . . . what can I do with it?
  • Garry Trudeau 2002
  • Electronic portfolios vccgraphics.wordpress.com/student-portfolio-showcase/
  • Collaborative projects weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees
  • Journalism www.pebblebrookpress.com/brookspeak
  • Community contact lewiselementary.org
  • Professional development thefischbowl.blogspot.com
  • Promote discussion weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/higginsworldlit/
    • Self reflection / small group reflections
      • What would you do differently next time?
    • Current events discussion
      • What should the Dems do first?
    • Letters (before / after / during an event)
      • Abraham Lincoln - 1858 / 1862 / 1865
    • Online debates
      • Should we teach intelligent design? Why / why not?
    • Problem / solution exercises
      • CSI Italy: Who killed Oetzi the Iceman?
    • Blog groups according to interest or topic
      • Post weekly journal
      • Create blogroll relating to their topic
    • Written prompts
      • What would the US look like if the South had won?
    • Visual prompts
      • Where / when / what / So what?
  •  
  • Things to think about?
    • Not all software is alike
    • Access
    • Student privacy / behavior
    • Assessment
    • Time / support
    • Attitude adjustment
    • Moderation
    • Online “netiquette” training
    • Blogs can get you fired
    • Netsmartz
      • <www.netsmartz.org>
    • Kidz Privacy
      • <www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/index.html>
    • SafeKids
      • <www.safekids.com>
  • What else is out there?
  •  
  • Podcasting
    • Educational Podcast Network
      • <epnweb.org>
    • PodcastingNews
      • <www.podcastingnews.com>
    • Podcasting in Education
      • <learninginhand.com/podcasting>
    • Podcasting for Educators
      • <www.stager.org/podcasting.html>
  • Photos
    • Flickr
      • <www.flickr.com>
    • Picasa
      • <picasa.google.com>
    • Zoto
      • <www.zoto.com>
  • What’s with RSS?
    • Rich Site Summary
      • or is it Real Simple Syndication?
  • Two parts to RSS An XML “news feed” from the Weblog A “news reader” to translate and display the feeds
    • Step One / Look for the button
    • Step two / Find a news reader aggregator
  • RSS in schools
    • Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More
      • <www.teachinghacks.com/audio/ 100ideasWeb2educators.pdf>
    • Goochland High School
      • <www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/ghs/ teachers/cjackson>
    • My Yahoo!
      • <my.yahoo.com>
    • Bloglines.com
    • NetVibes.com
  • Let’s try it!
    • Go to . . .
    • Create account
    • Search & find good sites
    • Add them to your site
  • Q & A
    • What questions do you have?
  • Reflection
    • Would using blogs benefit your students?
    • What would it take to remove the hurdles that might stand in the way of using blogging in your instruction?
    • Is it worth the fight?
    • Post comments to History Tech at:
      • <history-tech.blogspot.com>