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
Slowness/Lag in the system
How to use the machines
Turn on power
Username – 1767stud1
Password – students
What’s a blog
Part web site
Part free-form writing spaces that have the potential to enhance writing and literary skills while offering a uniquely stylized form expression
An effective medium for many people who lack strong computer skills
A blog is about creating a conversation
What’s a blog?
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 .
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.
Blogosphere – all blogs, or the blogging community. Also called blogistan or just blogspace .
Of the 120 million US adults who use the Internet, about 7% = 8.4 million, say they have created a blog.
As of April, 2006, 33.2 million blog sites existed.
27% of all Internet users say they read blogs.
Only 38% of the Internet users know what a blog is. The rest are not sure what “blog” means.
Blogs are easy to create.
Many are free. Those that are not free are affordable.
They will have a worldwide audience for their opinions.
They can syndicate their blog, that is, make the blog available to Internet users who subscribe to their blog.
Blogs are flexible, lots of uses.
Encourages participation and discussion.
Easy way to practice writing and improve writing skills.
Give a feeling of ownership.
Where to blog?
Blogger ( http://www.blogger.com )
Guidelines for Bloggers
Avoid using real names. Respect right to privacy.
Think before you type.
Avoid blogging from school.
Avoid violation of copyright law.
Avoid use of ‘identifiers’.
Avoid posting other peoples’ work without obtaining permission.
Six habits of good Bloggers
If you mention it, hyperlink it.
Get a good title.
Write and then cut in half. Someone once said, “I would write a shorter letter, but I don’t have time.”