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Blogging Basics

  1. 1. Blogging Basics Wellington Primary School Mr. Roslee Bin Jalie HOD ICT/ AVA / School Cockpit Tuesday 20 th March 2007 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
  2. 2. Housekeeping <ul><li>Lavatories </li></ul><ul><li>Breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Survey/Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Slowness/Lag in the system </li></ul><ul><li>Cellphones </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to use the machines <ul><li>Turn on power </li></ul><ul><li>Log in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Username – 1767stud1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password – students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s a blog <ul><li>Part web site </li></ul><ul><li>Part journal </li></ul><ul><li>Part free-form writing spaces that have the potential to enhance writing and literary skills while offering a uniquely stylized form expression </li></ul><ul><li>An effective medium for many people who lack strong computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is about creating a conversation </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s a blog? <ul><li>A Blog is a web site that often provides commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics or local news; some function as more personal online diaries . </li></ul><ul><li>A Blog is a web site that allows an author to publish instantly from any Internet connection. A blog can be interactive, allowing teachers and students to begin conversations or add information published there. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Related Terms <ul><li>Weblog </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Blogosphere – all blogs, or the blogging community. Also called blogistan or just blogspace . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Of the 120 million US adults who use the Internet, about 7% = 8.4 million, say they have created a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>As of April, 2006, 33.2 million blog sites existed. </li></ul><ul><li>27% of all Internet users say they read blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 38% of the Internet users know what a blog is. The rest are not sure what “blog” means. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Whuy Blog? <ul><li>Blogs are easy to create. </li></ul><ul><li>Many are free. Those that are not free are affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>They will have a worldwide audience for their opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>They can syndicate their blog, that is, make the blog available to Internet users who subscribe to their blog. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why Blog? <ul><li>Blogs are flexible, lots of uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation and discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to practice writing and improve writing skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Give a feeling of ownership. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where to blog? <ul><li>Blogger ( ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Guidelines for Bloggers <ul><li>Avoid using real names. Respect right to privacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Think before you type. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid blogging from school. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid violation of copyright law. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid use of ‘identifiers’. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid posting other peoples’ work without obtaining permission. </li></ul>
  12. 12. My Blog <ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Six habits of good Bloggers <ul><li>If you mention it, hyperlink it. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a good title. </li></ul><ul><li>Write and then cut in half. Someone once said, “I would write a shorter letter, but I don’t have time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Write and then format. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you set your pages to archive. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you <ul><li>Question and Answer? </li></ul><ul><li>Let us begin! </li></ul>