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Blogging For Teachers

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Just a few slides on What, Why, Who and How for educational blogging

Just a few slides on What, Why, Who and How for educational blogging

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  • 1. Blogging for teachers What? Why? Who? How?
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  • 3. A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of most early blogs http://www.sussexlearningnetwork.org.uk/glossary/B What?
  • 4. Blogs are easy to publish and easy for people to read. You publish by logging in and typing into a form (just like e-mail). Readers go to a single page Web site and find your most recent work at the top. Keith Burnett, Nov 3rd What?
  • 5. What?
  • 6. What? Blog title
  • 7. What? 'About' section Blog title
  • 8. What? Title of 'post' Date Text of post
  • 9. What?
  • 10. What? Perma-link
  • 11. What? Perma-link Comments
  • 12. What? Perma-link Comments Links to post from other blogs
  • 13. Why?
    • No barriers
      • Post Web links for your students to follow
      • Links build up over the weeks
      • Use as basis for Moodle course next year
    • Get known
      • Blog about your area
      • Link to other (good) people
      • You get known more, reflects (positively) on College
  • 14. Why?
    • Not a place to let off steam
    • Half an hour per week
    • Feed every week if possible (some say every day but those are not educational blogs)
  • 15. Who?
  • 16. How?
    • Blogger is easy to use and not blocked!
    • http://blogger.com
    • Owned by Google so reliable and won't disappear
    • You will need an e-mail address
    • You will need to think of the subdomain for your blog
    • You will need to think of a screen name
  • 17. How?
  • 18. If you decide to use a blog to support students or to blog about practice, please e-mail me the address I can set up an 'aggregation page' that will show the two or three most recent posts from all our blogs. Google “RSS Feed” to see how this is done.

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