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  1. 1. Michelle Post, Ph.D.
  2. 2.  What is it? How does it work? Why is it significant? Where is it going? What are the implications for education? What are the implications for business? Real examples of its use Blogging Software Video Training The Challenge References © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 2
  3. 3.  A weblog is a blog. “A blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent „post‟ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom.” ◦ Rowse, D. (2005, February 5). What is a blog? Retrieved from http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/02/05/what-is-a-blog/ “A blog is a Web site that functions as a journal, or a diary, or a place to post your thoughts and opinions pertaining to a particular subject matter.” ◦ Atomic Learning. (2009). Blogging workshop. Retrieved from http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/blogging/ © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 3
  4. 4.  A blogger (the person writing the blog) uses either an existing content management system (Blogger, Wordpress, etc.) or web coding to write chronological postings about a particular subject(s). © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 4
  5. 5.  A blog can be used by an individual or an organization A blog is one of the best marketing tools for the web It is your press and it is free It provides visibility Limitless possibilities to reach more people © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 5
  6. 6.  Blogs remain the primary social hub for many Blogs become social networks of their own Blogs create a connective tissue between many sites Check out this mind map of the Future of Blogging: http://www.mindmeister.com/maps/show_pu blic/24038141Rubel, S. (2009). Mashable mind map: What is the future of blogging? Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2009/07/07/future-of-blogging/ © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 6
  7. 7.  “Blogs provide a communication space that teachers can utilize with students whenever there is a curriculum need to develop writing, share ideas and reflect on work being undertaken in the classroom.” (DOE, 2010, para. 1) Classroom management tool Community to include parentsDepartment of Education. (2010). Blogs in education. Retrieved from http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/curriculum/ict/weblogs/ © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 7
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  9. 9.  Building community Easy web publishing solution Higher search engine ranking Lower costs Better communication Reaching a wider audience Free pressZahorsky, D. (n.d.). What are the benefits of blogging for small business? Retrieved from http://sbinformation.about.com/od/businessblogfaq/f/businessblogs8.htm © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 9
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  11. 11. Business Education Small Business  Examples of Blogs Blogs in Education In Todays Business  Top 100 Education Blogs Blogs Top Blogs -  50 Must-Read Up Business and Coming Blogs by Teachers  The EduBlog Awards 2009 © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 11
  12. 12.  Wordpress Edublogs Blogger Typepad Michelle Post, Ph.D. 12
  13. 13.  Blogs in Plain English Additional Resource Business : http://www.betterbusinessblogging.com/busi ness-uses-of-business-blogs/ Additional Resource Education: Blogging to Improve Student Learning: Tips and Tools for Getting Started Michelle Post, Ph.D. 13
  14. 14.  Name three ways you could utilize this technology in the business world, education arena, or even as an individual. Michelle Post, Ph.D. 14
  15. 15. Atomic Learning. (2009). Blogging workshop. Retrieved from http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/blogging/Department of Education. (2010). Blogs in education. Retrieved from http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/curriculum/ict/ weblogs/Rubel, S. (2009). Mashable mind map: What is the future of blogging? Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2009/07/07/future-of-blogging/Rowse, D. (2005, February 5). What is a blog? Retrieved from http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/02/05/what-is-a- blog/Zahorsky, D. (n.d.). What are the benefits of blogging for small business? Retrieved from http://sbinformation.about.com/od/businessblogfaq/f/business blogs8.htm © Michelle Post, Ph.D. 15

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