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  • 1. King Saud University Preparatory Year Deanship Intensive English Programme ‫قسم مهارات اللغة الجنجليزية‬ Title of powerpoint
  • 3. Learning outcomes    By the end of this session you will have: An understanding of the benefits of using blogging with EFL learners. An understanding of how to create a basic blog site.
  • 4. What is a blog?  A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed. The term blog is a shortened form of the word web-log.
  • 5. What is a blogger?   A person who posts these entries is called a “blogger” Blogs use a conversational style of documentation.
  • 6. Benefits of Blogs        How might you use blogs to benefit your students? Providing extra reading practice for students. To guide students to online resources appropriate for their level. To increase the sense of community in a class. To encourage shy students to participate. To encourage a process-writing approach. As an online portfolio of student written work.
  • 7. Examples of Blogs http://writingaclass2011.blogspot.com/ http://burcuakyol.com/ http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/
  • 8. What is WordPress?   WordPress was created as a blogging software. WordPress allows you to create Posts. Posts are the principal element (or content) of a blog. The posts are writings, compositions and discussions. Without posts, there is no blog!
  • 9. Creating a WordPress blog     Today we will learn how to create a basic blogsite: The Registration Process Site Administration Customizing your website
  • 10. The Registration Process Wordpress.com
  • 11. The Registration Process Register a username and email address
  • 12. The Registration Process Activating your account
  • 13. The Registration Process Username and email confirmation
  • 14. The Registration Process Your website
  • 15. Site Administration  Accessing through URL  username.wordpress.com/wp-admin
  • 16. Site Administration Administration Homepage
  • 17. Site Administration Options
  • 18. Customizing Your Site Presentation Tab
  • 19. Customizing Your Site Color Header
  • 20. Customizing Your Site Custom Image Header
  • 21. Customizing Your Site Adding Links
  • 22. Customizing Your Site Other Options Quotes Links RSS Feeds Calendar Book List
  • 23. What blogging activities can you think of to use with your EFL learners?  Weekly Quiz based on classroom learning.  A review of level specific online resources  Writing entries for homework
  • 24. Conclusion    Blogging provides a great forum for communicating with your students. Blogging can be used as a tool to set homework activities. Blogging creates a great way of enhancing students’ writing skills by allowing students to draft and redraft their contributions under teacher guidance.
  • 25. THE END Adapted from: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Semantics http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/blogging-elt