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  • The whole point of blogging is to allow ordinary computer users to publish their writing to the web.
  • A way of distributing news and information.
  • Will Richardson is a very well known educational blogger who my not coined of the phrase “Read Write Web” but he certainly is well known for its use.
  • Some points taken from http://www.weblogg-ed.com/why_weblogs

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  • Blogging (RSS & the Read/Write Web) Darrel Branson ICT Educator Sunraysia Mallee Schools Network www.smsn.vic.edu.au
  • Blogging, RSS and the Read/Write Web
    • Blog: A weblog, web log or simply a blog, as they are known are an easy-to-use web site (no HTML required), where you can quickly post thoughts, publish writing, and interact with people. Such a website would typically be accessible to any Internet user.
  • Blogging, RSS and the Read/Write Web
    • RSS: RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication' or 'Rich Site Summary'
    • RSS is being used to provide items containing short descriptions of web content together with a link to the full version of the content.
  • Blogging, RSS and the Read/Write Web
    • The Read/Write web
      • Will Richardson
      • http://www.weblogg-ed.com/
    • The Read/Write web is about contributing to, and having a voice on the Internet as opposed to just being consumers of information.
    • http://www.bloglines.com/topblogs
    • http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Internet/World_Wide_Web/Weblogs/
    • Example Wikis
    • Wikipedia - Free encyclopedia written by everyone! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
    • Wiki books http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • Why is it powerful?
    • A way to improve writing
    • Provide a real audience for writing
    • An easy way to create a web site quickly
    • Weblogs are a personal writing space. Easy, sharable, automatically archived.
    • Weblogs are easily linked and cross-linked to form learning communities.
    • Weblogs can become digital portfolios of students' assignments and achievements.
    • Weblogs are a novice's web authoring tool.
  • What can you do with blogs?
    • What are the possibilities for weblogs in education?
    • http://anvil.gsu.edu/NECC2004/stories/storyReader$13
    • post short current events articles to invite students thoughts, reactions, and possible solutions
    • create a literature circle
    • post photos and ask students to create captions
    • foster book discussions in the form of an online book club
    • post a daily/weekly synopsis of ハ the curriculum taught ・ homework assignments
    • a birdseye view of the class for parents
    • honour and celebrate class achievements
  • Get a blog
    • http://www.edublogs.org/
    • http://learnerblogs.org
    • http://www.blogger.com
    • http://www.schoolblogs.com
  • Educational Blogs
    • School blogs
    • http://www.westblatchblogs.org/
    • http://www.middleweb.com/mw/aaDiaries.html
    • http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/pivot/index.php
    • Education bloggers
    • http://www.ebn.weblogger.com/
    • http://www.weblogg-ed.com/
  • Keeping track… RSS
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • Look for an RSS link or a button on a web page.
    • Copy the ‘link’ from the blog.
    • (Right mouse click the link -> copy link location or URL)
  • Keeping track… RSS
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • Copy the link into your News Reader
  • Keeping track… RSS
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • You should now be subscribed to the feed
    List of feeds List of topics Content of the post
  • Keeping track… RSS