Blogging As Professional Learning


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Blogging As Professional Learning

  1. 2. The Global Conversation
  2. 3. <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>The “Flat World” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Digital Natives” and “Digital Immigrants.” </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean for educators? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Join the global conversation </li></ul>Photo credit: Global Sphere by sbaker Flickr Creative Commons Images
  4. 5. <ul><li>Keep tabs on the future </li></ul>Photo credit: future Best Picture slots by b r e n t Flickr Creative Commons Images
  5. 6. <ul><li>Online presence </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Be a contributor, not just a consumer </li></ul>Photo credit: Relaxing by C.P.Storm Flickr Creative Commons Images Photo credit: create by PartsnPieces Flickr Creative Commons Images
  7. 8. More Than Cat Diaries: Publishing With Weblogs A Blog based presentation by Alan Levine , 2005.
  8. 9. The Edublogger Community
  9. 10. Networked Learning
  10. 11. Experts on tap… <ul><li>Classroom teachers doing great things </li></ul>
  11. 12. … experts in various fields….
  12. 13. … thinkers and visionaries…
  13. 14. Personalised networks…. Bloglines and blogrolls…
  14. 15. Finding and Reading Blogs
  15. 16. Using Bloglines
  16. 17. Professional Interests
  17. 18. Aussie Edubloggers Add your name and blog to the directory @
  18. 19. Technorati
  19. 21. <ul><li>Other Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Search Tools </li></ul>
  20. 22. Find ‘em and Add ‘em… I like this blog! Click and check it out….
  21. 23. Copy the URL…
  22. 24. Click Add to bring the subscribe box on the right…. Click Subscribe to add this blog to My Feeds …
  23. 25. <ul><li>Make it manageable… </li></ul><ul><li>All your blogs in one spot…. </li></ul>
  24. 26. The Power Of Comments
  25. 27. Blogging starts as a solo activity Photo credit: Alison blogging by leighblackall Flickr Creative Commons Images
  26. 30. Commenting tips <ul><li>Add to the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to disagree (politely) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn some basic HTML to add links </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage newcomers with comments </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to comment on your comments! </li></ul>
  27. 31. Centring The Conversation
  28. 32. Your Own Blog
  29. 33. What do I blog about? <ul><li>My work </li></ul><ul><li>My ideas about education </li></ul><ul><li>New ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Notes from T&D sessions, conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Responses to other bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Creations and inspirations! </li></ul>
  30. 34. Keep bringing the conversation back to you Photo credit: Me as Blogging Buddha by hyku Flickr Creative Commons Images
  31. 35. What you think is everyday and mundane in your work can be interesting and inspiring to others….
  32. 36. Growing Your Professional Learning Community
  33. 37. What have I learnt through blogging….. <ul><li>connectivism </li></ul><ul><li>Networked Learning </li></ul><ul><li>mlearning </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Loads of Web 2.0 tools (too many to list) </li></ul><ul><li>e-portfolios </li></ul>
  34. 38. Priceless gains <ul><li>Professional recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Professional dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>True self-directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise in Web 2.0 technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Big picture perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge to my own perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to participate in new things </li></ul>
  35. 39. Good luck in your blogging – hope to comment on and trackback to you soon.
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