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Lesson 3 - Get your blog moving



The final presentation in a series of 3 to help EFL students and teachers learn how to blog and how to use blogger. ...

The final presentation in a series of 3 to help EFL students and teachers learn how to blog and how to use blogger.

This presentation goes into a few of the other hints, tips and tricks a blogger or an edublogger needs to make their blog "complete." From filling in a profile to EFL teachers and learners to learn the comments features of blogger.



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  • Blogging and Edublogging 3: Get Your Blog Moving Seth Dickens www.digitalang.com
  • Get your blog moving
  • Fill in your profile View slide
  • Fill in your profile View slide
  • A picture that’s important to you.  Go to your blog’s homepage  e.g. http://bloggingforlanguages.blogspot.com  Click on “New Post” at the top of the page
  • Uploading a photo
  • Uploading a photo
  • A photo I care about  Search the internet (or your computer) for a photo that describes an area of Social Science that interests you  You can find wonderful, legally useable images here: www.compfight.com  Upload it to your blog  Write a post explaining why this science interests you and why this photo is relevant
  • Adding a “Hyperlink”
  • Link to a page you like  Start a new post describing a website that you like.  Any website is ok – I’d suggest something that will be useful to your classmates.  Describe what like about the site & anything you don’t like about it.  Select text you want to turn into a Hyperlink.  Could be words like “Click Here” or name site “Phonetics Focus.”  Click hyperlink button  Type your URL http://cambridgeenglishonline.com/Phonetics_Fo cus/
  • Homework for 16 November 2009 Write a blog post about one of the following questions:  Which social science would you like to specialise in with your blog?  Imagine what it would be like to connect well-known social scientist on your blog. What would you ask them about?  How can our Canadian colleagues help you to improve your English?  Explain one theme from Psychology
  • Share Your Blog!  Write the address on the White Board  Remember, no www.  http://reetourbabber.blogspot.com  (not http://www.reetourbabber.blogspot.com)
  • Reflecting On Blogging  In which positive ways can blogs benefit your classroom and learners?  How can you avoid “Blog Fade” with your learners?  What other blogging tasks can you think of that would interest your learners?  special guest  collaborative writing tasks  news / current affairs  commenting on video  controversial topics  commenting on an external blog of interest
  • Seth’s Blogging Challenge  Set a couple of blogging tasks for a class you think would enjoy it  Encourage them to interact with each other and you using the blog commenting feature  We’ll compare our blogging experiences the next time we meet
  • Seth’s Blog  www.digitalang.com/blog