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  • 1. Blogging
    • Know what a blog is
    • Know how a blog can be used
    • Be able to set up a blog
  • 2. What is a blog? A “web-log”, shortened to “blog”, an online log or journal. http://www.moviesounds.com/st6/finallog.mp3
  • 3. What does a blog look like? Post Widgets Links Pages
  • 4. Looking at another blog Comments Post Add text Own pic
  • 5. Adding comments Comments Tasks
  • 6. How can it be used?
    • 20 ways to use a pupil blog
    • 10 ways to use your blog to teach
    • Post materials, resources and links
    • Host online discussions
    • Integrate multimedia
    • Get/Give feedback (AfL)
  • 7. Why are others using it?
    • Reaching disengaged students
    • Help transition between GCSE and A Level
    • Preparing for uni: eportfolios
  • 8. Examples of Teacher Blogs
    • http://thegothic.edublogs.org/ - Main teacher blog (AS English)
    • http://rs.rainhammark.com/ - Using a blog to communicate with students (AS Philosophy)
    • http:// sciencehsfc.blogspot.com / - Links to Level 2 Sixth Form Science Blogs
    • http://ounsdale6thform.blogspot.com/ - 6 th form info blog
    • http://stm-re.blogspot.com/ - RS Blog (old one)
  • 9. Examples of Student Blogs
    • http://emzy15.learnerblogs.org/ - An example of a student blog (AS English)
    • http://worldmusic.learnerblogs.org/ - BTEC Music e-portfolio blog
    • http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/ - One blog, students are authors on the blog
  • 10. How can I set one up? Visit www.edublogs.org … and follow the step-by-step guide on your memory stick.
  • 11. Why Edublogs? Privacy, moderation, safety
  • 12. Assessment for Learning
  • 13. Adding extra content to blogs
    • www.voki.com – add a talking head
    • www.podbean.com – add a podcast
    • www.animoto.com – add a video
    • www.voicethread.com – comment on a picture or video
    • www.sketchcast.com – demonstrate something while talking
    • And many more!
  • 14. Links
    • http://seniorpress.edublogs.org/
    • http://6form.edublogs.org/
    • Please leave a comment on the Conference blogs!