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Class blogging

  1. 1. Class Blogging Al Samsa January 31, 2011
  2. 2. Blogging? <ul><ul><li>Blog is short for Web Log </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So why blog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engaged  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It's 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>#1 Teacher Blog as Web Site </li></ul>
  4. 4. #2 Class Blog
  5. 5. #3 Student Blogs <ul><ul><li>Students maintain own blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher as administrator on all </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Nuts & Bolts <ul><ul><li>Sign up for a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make usernames, e.g., 01 John, 02 Mary (alpha by last name on class list) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make labels for each post match usernames </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Blogger Sign Up http://www.blogger.com/create-blog.g?pli=1
  8. 8. Dashboard
  9. 9. Add Users
  10. 10. Rules <ul><li>Create with your students </li></ul>
  11. 13. Embed Videos, Presentations, etc.
  12. 14. Alternatives? <ul><li>http://edublogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>popular, directed at education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free version puts their ad on every new post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>server buggy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no ads! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>now $17 per year :-( </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://posterous.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>powerful platform offering 1 gig of storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can post  from and to sources like email, twitter, facebook, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 15. Your Turn <ul><ul><li>Start a blog at one of the sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a post  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a post with a video, presentation, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Log in as a user, make a post with labelscategories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tiny.cc/ridgeblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ridgeblogs.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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