Blog, or web log, technology has become a popular way for individuals and groups to create a web presence. Often it is described as an online journal. Like-minded bloggers often group together to share ideas, comment on each other’s posts, and generally create a sense of community.A weblog, also called a blog, is an easily created and updateable website that allows people to publish to the Internet instantly. They can be an online diary or journal that is updated once a day. The information can be written by the site owner or contributed by users. Web logs tend to have many hyperlinks to other websites. These other websites are related to the subject or theme of the blog. Weblogs also allow feedback from readers. They offer collaboration by joining many readers and writers from diverse geographic, political, and socioeconomic groups in one place.
Blogging Techniques for the classroom Suryaveer Singh UNESCO Innovation in ICT in Education Award 2008 http://exploringgeography.wikispaces.com http://mygeographylearning.blogspot.com http://ictinclassrooms.blogspot.com
What is a blog? Weblog – we blog – Blog Web presence an online journal Share ideas Create a sense of community publish to the Internet instantly Comment / Feedback from readers Hyperlinks to other websites
Blogging activities include: Analysis of information and reflections on classroom readings, Sharing of resources, Class journaling
Daily log of class events. About the homework or a next day activity. An extension of class discussions. Students can post comments about certain topics, and other students can respond or start new ones.
Students can post entries into a classroom blog.
Students can download the reading materials and explore hyperlinks.
The instant publishing on blogs makes students more able and willing to read, write, and discuss about the world around them.
How a teacher actually uses a blog with his / her students?