Blogs for Educators  Blogs 1 iBlog image by  stublog :Bernhard Stubenböck
Blogs  1 <ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Blog in the Classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Services </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>What is a Blog?  +  = BLOG! </li></ul><ul><li>Jorn Barger coins term weblog for “logging the web”-December 1997 </...
Blogging Today <ul><li>2007: 70 million weblogs  </li></ul><ul><li>About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or...  </li></ul><u...
Teen Content Creators & Consumers <ul><li>About 21 million or  87%  of those  </li></ul><ul><li>ages 12-17 use the interne...
Poll Is there a difference in boys and girls internet usage?
Teens are Creating Content! <ul><li>55%  of online teens ages 12-17 have created a profile on a social networking site suc...
Why Blog in the Classroom? <ul><li>Felix found that Edubloggers  (his term for teachers who blog)  describe student learne...
Why Blog in the Classroom? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Felix found four communication patterns that  teachers perceived as...
Why Blog in the Classroom? <ul><li>It gives writing a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>It involves different learning styles </li...
Blog Posts
Successful Blogging <ul><li>Become familiar with blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for blogs in your subject or grade lev...
Types of blogs <ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professio...
Blog Services <ul><li>Classblogmeister </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul><ul><li>Gaggle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger <...
Blogs for Educators <ul><li>Edublogger: http://edublogs.org </li></ul>
Blogging Challenges or … The Dark Side of  Blogging <ul><li>What are some of the  </li></ul><ul><li>challenges you can  </...
Blog Challenges <ul><li>Engaging the Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Safety on the Net </li></ul...
Blogging Etiquette <ul><li>Acceptable use policies </li></ul><ul><li>Keep parents informed </li></ul><ul><li>Review polici...
Safe Blogging Tips for Teens <ul><li>Be as anonymous as possible.  </li></ul><ul><li>Protect your info.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Blog Search Engines 1.  Blog search.com:  http://www.blog-search.com 2.  Google Blog Search: http://blogsearch.google.com ...
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  1. 1. Blogs for Educators Blogs 1 iBlog image by stublog :Bernhard Stubenböck
  2. 2. Blogs 1 <ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Blog in the Classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Services </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Find Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>How to post to a blog </li></ul><ul><li>How to create your own blog </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs 2: Blog Fine tuning: RSS, Trackbacks, Managing a Classroom Blog, Assessment for the Classroom Blog </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is a Blog? + = BLOG! </li></ul><ul><li>Jorn Barger coins term weblog for “logging the web”-December 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Merholz shortens weblog to blog-April 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger rolls out free service in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Salam Pax: 2003 Iraqi blogger “Where is Raed?” </li></ul><ul><li>Jan.2005: 32 million blog readers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogging Today <ul><li>2007: 70 million weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or... </li></ul><ul><li>1.4 new blogs every second </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 million posts per day, or... </li></ul><ul><li>17 posts per second </li></ul><ul><li>*State of the Web: Technoratti </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teen Content Creators & Consumers <ul><li>About 21 million or 87% of those </li></ul><ul><li>ages 12-17 use the internet </li></ul><ul><li>39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online </li></ul><ul><li>28% have created their own online journal or blog </li></ul><ul><li>27% maintain their own personal webpage </li></ul><ul><li>*Pew Internet & American Life Project </li></ul>
  6. 6. Poll Is there a difference in boys and girls internet usage?
  7. 7. Teens are Creating Content! <ul><li>55% of online teens ages 12-17 have created a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook or MySpace; </li></ul><ul><li>35% of all teen girls blog, compared with 20% of online boys </li></ul><ul><li>54% of wired girls post photos online compared with 40% of online boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Male teens, however, do dominate one area -- posting of video content online (19% vs. 10%) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Blog in the Classroom? <ul><li>Felix found that Edubloggers (his term for teachers who blog) describe student learners who have been a part of a blogging classroom as engaged in four types of learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>students increasing their understanding of topics, making sense of what they learn, and developing their own understanding of the subject matter, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students cultivating deeper thought processes; creating meaning and new ideas from the subject, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students exploring the subject beyond the immediate requirements, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students connecting with previous experiences learned in or out of the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeff Felix's dissertation on Edublogging, &quot;Edublogging: Instruction for the Digital Age Learner.&quot;  </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why Blog in the Classroom? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Felix found four communication patterns that  teachers perceived as a result of their students’ blogging: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increased peer interaction among students, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased teacher interaction with the students, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students exhibiting more positive emotions about learning, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an increased sharing of ideas among students and with the teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jeff Felix's dissertation on edublogging, &quot;Edublogging: Instruction for the Digital Age Learner.&quot;  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why Blog in the Classroom? <ul><li>It gives writing a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>It involves different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>It can inspire students </li></ul><ul><li>Your students can inspire others </li></ul><ul><li>Students who do not participate in class may be more willing to talk online </li></ul>
  11. 11. Blog Posts
  12. 12. Successful Blogging <ul><li>Become familiar with blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for blogs in your subject or grade level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become part of a community by finding blogs that reflect your ideas or content that interests you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Begin by posting to other blogs </li></ul><ul><li>3. Create your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide what type of blog you will have </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Types of blogs <ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Informational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom/Student Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you share some of your favorite blogs in education? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Blog Services <ul><li>Classblogmeister </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul><ul><li>Gaggle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Livejournal </li></ul><ul><li>ePals in the classroom </li></ul>
  15. 15. Blogs for Educators <ul><li>Edublogger: http://edublogs.org </li></ul>
  16. 16. Blogging Challenges or … The Dark Side of Blogging <ul><li>What are some of the </li></ul><ul><li>challenges you can </li></ul><ul><li>encounter when blogging </li></ul><ul><li>in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li> Image: http://www.blognessie.com/images/pics/gt081604.gif </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blog Challenges <ul><li>Engaging the Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Safety on the Net </li></ul><ul><li>Firewalls-School District Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul>
  18. 18. Blogging Etiquette <ul><li>Acceptable use policies </li></ul><ul><li>Keep parents informed </li></ul><ul><li>Review policies before use </li></ul><ul><li>Teach rules for non-posting of full names, emails, and location </li></ul><ul><li>Set expectations for tone and respect </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Blogging Rules www.budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Blogging_Rules </li></ul>
  19. 19. Safe Blogging Tips for Teens <ul><li>Be as anonymous as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect your info. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid in-person meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Photos: Think before posting. </li></ul><ul><li>Check comments regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest about your age </li></ul><ul><li>© 2006 BlogSafety.com </li></ul>
  20. 20. Blog Search Engines 1. Blog search.com: http://www.blog-search.com 2. Google Blog Search: http://blogsearch.google.com 3. Blog Search Engine http://blogsearchengine.com
  21. 21. How can you use Blogs in the Classroom?

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