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  • 1. Blogging & Classroom Websites Ashley Quark February 2008
  • 2. Agenda
    • Examples of Classroom Websites
      • Various Software Available
      • Pros and Cons of each
    • Choice in how to proceed
      • Start your own classroom website using any of the software shown
      • Learn how to get your students blogging
  • 3.
    • Examples of
    • Classroom Websites
  • 4. Blogs as Classroom Websites
    • Pros
        • It’s free!
        • Can change content and upload anywhere with an Internet connection
        • Easy to learn and maintain
    • Cons
        • Bound by the features of the blog
  • 5. Wikis as Classroom Websites
    • Pros
        • Easy to learn
        • Free for use in K-12 classrooms (wikispaces)
        • Depending on your privacy settings, students can change content
    • Cons
        • Little flexibility in layout and design
  • 6. Using Website Software
    • Pros
        • More control over layout and design
    • Cons
        • Pay monthly fee for hosting ($7-12 per month)
        • Yahoo is easy to learn, but software such as Frontpage and Dreamweaver are more complicated
  • 7. Other Examples
    • Mrs. Cassidy’s Webpage
    • Ms. Ward’s High School Class
  • 8. Where do you want to go from here?
    • How to get your students blogging?
    • Start your own classroom webpage with
        • Wikispaces
        • Wordpress Blogs
        • Yahoo or other webpage software
        • End
  • 9. Start your Classroom Webpage
    • Go to www.ashleyquark.wordpress.com
    • You will find several Screencasts that will show you how to start your webpage.
    • Select the software you want to use, view the screencast and get started!
    • Back to Choices
    • End
  • 10. Student Blogging
    • Ning
        • Example: Digital Internship Project
    • 21 Classes
        • Example: Mr. MacKnight’s Class
    • Class Blogmeister
        • Example: Mr. Wilson’s Class
        • Back to Choices
        • End
  • 11. Questions?