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A draft of a preso I'm doing this coming Saturday. Any feedback, critique welcome. More details online at http://mguhlin.org

A draft of a preso I'm doing this coming Saturday. Any feedback, critique welcome. More details online at http://mguhlin.org

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  • 1. Paragraph Description of Session:In this enchantingly mundane preso, veteran blogger Miguel Guhlinshares his meteoric rise to rock star status as a blogger, confesseshis blogging addiction, time spent in rehab and offers a retrospective Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netlook at blogging as therapeutic nonsense worth tracking and sharing.About Miguel Guhlin:Although the official press releases can be found at http://mguhlin.net, please know that Miguel has served as a classroomteacher, administrator in Texas schools, worked as a consultant priorto the Sad Economic Depression of 2010, tortured thousands with hisdesert-dry humor (you’re next), and has been “junk blogging” for thelast 5-6 years.Photo:Find a hi-res photo from 10 years ago online at http://mguhlin.net/bio
  • 2. Rock, er, I mean, Blog Your World! Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netSource: http://goo.gl/i87WOBlogging for Groupies
  • 3. Where’s Miguel Guhlin? • mguhlin.org • mguhlin.net • moodlemayhem.org Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net • Texas4TEE.net Connect with “mguhlin” on any or all of elearning platforms and/or media tools:
  • 4. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netEdutopia’s Edublogs We Love: Ten Top Stops for Internet InteractionThese Web sites are the cornerstones of a vast online educational community.Source: James Daly, Editor-in-Chief, Edutopia, www.edutopia.org
  • 5. Social Networking Tools Blog (share your address)(e.g. Facebook, Twitter) Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net All?Wiki (share your address) Photo Sharing? Source: http://goo.gl/Z3ExQ Where is your virtual space?
  • 6. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Tips and suggestions willappear in orange. More details on each tip appearlater in the preso. Source: http://goo.gl/7Q7pH why blog?
  • 7. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net 4 reasons for blogging and6 technical tips for bloggers
  • 8. 1) Writing flows from a momentcaptured by the voyager; I am he. Selfhood derives from the sense that one can initiate and carry out Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net activities on one’s own. Even the simplest narratives are built around an agent-self as a protagonist. Any system of education or theory of pedagogy that diminishes the school’s role in nurturing its pupils’ self-esteem fails at one of its primary functions. Personhood implicates narrative. --Jerome Bruner“Every experience in our lives is worth writing about.”- Nanci Atwell, In the Middle
  • 9. “Every experience in our lives is worth writing about.” - Nanci Atwell, In the Middle Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Please share in the chat ONE SENTENCE or PHRASE that sums up an experience in your professional work that is worth writing about.Tip #1 - If you’re not a writer, be a podcaster orvidcaster. (we’ll explore this in more detail in a moment)
  • 10. 2) I blog to transform my experiences. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkfThe act of creation embodied in this blog, in everything I write, are powerfulantidotes to the poison I encounter in the wilderness of despair, of fear, andhypocrisy. Blogging allows me to transform them, like the dragon in one of myfavorite stories, St. George and the Dragon and The Quest for the Holy Grailby Edward Hays (http://goo.gl/YX7UB)..
  • 11. How do you transform your negative experiences in ways that empower you to share your insights with others? Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netTip #2 - Start with another’s experience, book quote,blog entry, series of tweets, and then make aconnection between your experience and their’s.
  • 12. 3) Dare to contribute for you arebeautiful as well. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Tip #3 - Build your virtual nest using free or hosted web services. Blogger, Posterous and Tumblr are places to start. Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkfWhen I write, youll find Im in the story. When I see something, such as atechnical problem, I am any one of the following: 1) An ignorant newbie to linuxwriting about how he solved a problem, recording it for the future so I wontforget what Ive learned along the way; 2) A bridge-builder who labors for thosewho come behind him; 3) A peacock who faces anger with truth; 4) A turkey whocannot control its temper.
  • 13. 4) Tell the truth when you write. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netSource: http://goo.gl/KDZ9WSource: http://goo.gl/DdGkfBloggers must wrestle with their ideas, their emotions,the world around them and bring order to it. We need tospeak to that struggle, tell when we fail, when wesucceed...and find how to best share failures.
  • 14. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netSource: http://goo.gl/KDZ9WSource: http://goo.gl/DdGkf Want to connect with others?
  • 15. the read/write web is a massive Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net playground of information bits that are shared, remixed openly into a fluid and participatory tapestry.Source: http://goo.gl/hq2QG --Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, Wikinomics
  • 16. 6 Technical Tips to Blogging Success Tip #1 - Write or speak Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Tip #2 - Make connections Tip #3 - Build your virtual space Tip #4 - Robot-size with RSSSource: http://goo.gl/KDZ9WSource: http://goo.gl/DdGkf Tip #5 - Divert the flowSource: http://goo.gl/yDMTx Tip #6 - Play with Stats
  • 17. Tip #1 - Write OR Speak.If you’re not a writer, be a podcaster or vidcaster. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net bit.ly/podcastpizzazz Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkf http://goo.gl/RVvjw
  • 18. Tip #2 - Make ConnectionsStart with another’s experience, book quotes, blogentry, series of tweets, and make a connection. http://diigo.com http://evernote.com Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net .com http://www.diigo Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkf http://livebinder.com
  • 19. Tip #2 - Make ConnectionsStart with another’s experience, book quotes, blogentry, series of tweets, and make a connection. Need a quick Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Professional Learning Network? Start with mine.... EdTech Bloggers http://bit.ly/mgedtechfeed Moodle Bloggers Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkf http://bit.ly/mgmoodlefeed GoogleApps for Ed Bloggers http://bit.ly/mggctfeed
  • 20. Tip #3 - Build Your Virtual SpaceBuild your virtual spaces using free web services. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkf
  • 21. Tip #4 - “Robot-size” with RSSUse Real Simple Syndication (RSS) to spread theword (or your content). Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkf Source: http://goo.gl/yDMTx
  • 22. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkfTip #5 - “Divert the FlowTake advantage of social networking/media tools tohelp others see your work.
  • 23. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkfTip #5 - “Divert the FlowTake advantage of social networking/media tools tohelp others see your work.
  • 24. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkfTip #6 - Play with Stats.Track your visitors and “hits.”
  • 25. Statcounter.com Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkfTip #6 - Play with Stats.Track your visitors and “hits.”
  • 26. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.net Source: http://goo.gl/KDZ9W Source: http://goo.gl/DdGkfLinks:http://clustrmaps.comSome alternatives: http://goo.gl/dBImATip #6 - Play with Stats.Track your visitors and “hits.”
  • 27. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netSource: http://goo.gl/KDZ9WSource: http://goo.gl/DdGkf Tip #6 - Play with Stats. Track your visitors and “hits.”
  • 28. Session Materials - http://mguhlin.netHow often do students see fresh writing on display from their teachers and administration?