Recipe for a Successful Media Center Blog<br />By TeraleeElBasri<br />
Step One:<br />First, take one school…<br />Any school will do –<br />Elementary school<br />Middle school<br />High schoo...
Step Two:<br />Add one talented media specialist…<br />
Step Three:<br />Add to the mix one computer with internet access…<br />  You’re almost done!<br />
Step Four:<br />Find some cool sites to set up a blog (it’s really easy!)  Try a few of these:<br />Schoolblogs.net Networ...
Finally:<br />Bring together a group of students who want to stay connected and participate in what goes on in the media c...
Now you have the beginnings of a successful blog!<br />
I’ve got a site, now what?<br />Blogs are useful for many different things.  As the media specialist it’s up to you to dec...
Reader Reviews<br />Student reviews of books<br />Media Specialist reviews and annotations<br />Book ratings<br />Video re...
Book Videos « The Unquiet Library<br />
Programs and Activities<br />Author visits/Programs<br />Class work<br />Displays<br />Contests and other activities<br />...
Media Center: Announcements<br />
Summer Reading<br />A good way to keep kids connected during the summer and easy to update<br />Kids can comment or ask qu...
Mrs. Rowland’s Media Center Blog<br />
Other Ideas for Using Blogs<br />Pathfinders<br />Polls<br />Surveys<br />Research links<br />Links to class wiki’s<br />B...
Last But NOT Least…<br />	Have fun!  Students will be drawn to a blog where they can see creativity, color, interesting ti...
CREDITS<br />Photos<br />&quot;Annoying IT guy likes naughty librarian. Why am I unsurprised?” by Flikr user RodBegbie<br ...
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Recipe For A Successful Blog

  1. 1. Recipe for a Successful Media Center Blog<br />By TeraleeElBasri<br />
  2. 2. Step One:<br />First, take one school…<br />Any school will do –<br />Elementary school<br />Middle school<br />High school<br />You get the picture!<br />
  3. 3. Step Two:<br />Add one talented media specialist…<br />
  4. 4. Step Three:<br />Add to the mix one computer with internet access…<br /> You’re almost done!<br />
  5. 5. Step Four:<br />Find some cool sites to set up a blog (it’s really easy!) Try a few of these:<br />Schoolblogs.net Network<br />Set up by an elementary school teacher who saw students were more likely to participate when blogging was involved in the assignment.<br />All about edublogs | Edublogs - teacher and student blogs<br />Free blogging site created by Google.<br />WordPress.com » Get a Free Blog Here<br />Popular, and easy to use blogging site.<br />Blogger: Create your free blog<br />Excellent site for teachers to set up their own blogs for their classrooms!<br />
  6. 6. Finally:<br />Bring together a group of students who want to stay connected and participate in what goes on in the media center…<br />
  7. 7. Now you have the beginnings of a successful blog!<br />
  8. 8. I’ve got a site, now what?<br />Blogs are useful for many different things. As the media specialist it’s up to you to decide what you would like your blog used for.<br />Here’s a few ideas to get you started!<br />
  9. 9. Reader Reviews<br />Student reviews of books<br />Media Specialist reviews and annotations<br />Book ratings<br />Video reviews embedded in blog<br />
  10. 10. Book Videos « The Unquiet Library<br />
  11. 11. Programs and Activities<br />Author visits/Programs<br />Class work<br />Displays<br />Contests and other activities<br />Announcements<br />
  12. 12. Media Center: Announcements<br />
  13. 13. Summer Reading<br />A good way to keep kids connected during the summer and easy to update<br />Kids can comment or ask questions<br />Safe social site <br />Programming/incentives <br />
  14. 14. Mrs. Rowland’s Media Center Blog<br />
  15. 15. Other Ideas for Using Blogs<br />Pathfinders<br />Polls<br />Surveys<br />Research links<br />Links to class wiki’s<br />BE CREATIVE!!!<br />
  16. 16. Last But NOT Least…<br /> Have fun! Students will be drawn to a blog where they can see creativity, color, interesting tidbits, and above all a place where they can share their thoughts and ideas about books and what is going on in the media center.<br />HAPPY BLOGGING!<br />
  17. 17. CREDITS<br />Photos<br />&quot;Annoying IT guy likes naughty librarian. Why am I unsurprised?” by Flikr user RodBegbie<br />School days by Flikr user AriCee<br />Student Impressions by Flikr user Jose Kevo<br />Music<br />Trawnicing by ccmixter user Pitx<br />Sound<br />Produced using Audacity<br />

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