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