Blogging Andréa Melo Clarissa Azeredo Karina Cavalcante Paloma Freitas Sara Ferreira
WHAT IS A BLOG? A BLOG is a Web site in which items are posted on  a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological ...
What can a blog have? <ul><li>Ideas, reflections, and conversations regularly updated. </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement of rea...
Types of blog genres <ul><li>Personal diary </li></ul><ul><li>News blogs  </li></ul><ul><li>Activist blogs </li></ul><ul><...
ANATOMY OF A BLOG <ul><li>Features that most blogs share: </li></ul><ul><li>A subject or header similar to a newspaper art...
What is a blogroll? <ul><li>It’s a list of links to other blogs, that a particular blogger likes or finds usefull. You can...
What is a Trackback?
What is a Trackback? A  TrackBack  is an automatic way to tell a website that we are talking about its content. It’s when ...
How can you locate blogs? <ul><li>Several engines specialize in locating blogs, here is a list of the most common ones: </...
Evaluating blogs <ul><li>How to be sure if a blog is valid or reliable source to be used?   </li></ul><ul><li>Read the blo...
Choosing blogging software and hosts <ul><li>There are two main ways of setting up a blog: </li></ul><ul><li>By using an o...
Professional use of a blog <ul><li>Not every use of blogs in schools need to involve classroom use </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs...
How to write meaningful blog entries <ul><li>Use a constant theme for your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a consistent vo...
Advantages of blogs in the classroom <ul><li>The ability to use RSS (really simple syndication) feeds – educators and stud...
Examples of blogs in the classroom <ul><li>http://goodnightmistertom.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://duckdiaries.edu...
Blog safety <ul><li>There are some safeguards teachers and parents need to make: </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the students ...
Blog   safety <ul><li>Remind the students not to distort the content of copyrighted photos without disclosing what has bee...
Reference: <ul><li>BELL, A.  Exploring web 2.0 . Georgetown, TX: Katy Crossing Press, 2009 </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Blogging Andréa Melo Clarissa Azeredo Karina Cavalcante Paloma Freitas Sara Ferreira
  2. 2. WHAT IS A BLOG? A BLOG is a Web site in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order.
  3. 3. What can a blog have? <ul><li>Ideas, reflections, and conversations regularly updated. </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement of readers with ideas questions, and links. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of blog genres <ul><li>Personal diary </li></ul><ul><li>News blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Activist blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Political blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Education blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Technology blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate and industry blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrities and gossip blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Hobby blogs </li></ul>
  5. 5. ANATOMY OF A BLOG <ul><li>Features that most blogs share: </li></ul><ul><li>A subject or header similar to a newspaper article, or e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>A body or content section </li></ul><ul><li>A comment section where the readers have a chance to respond to what is written </li></ul><ul><li>A time and date stamp </li></ul><ul><li>A blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>A trackback </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is a blogroll? <ul><li>It’s a list of links to other blogs, that a particular blogger likes or finds usefull. You can show your blogroll to other users and give them the opportunity to know and visit them as well. </li></ul><ul><li>By having a blogroll your are saying to the other bloggers: </li></ul><ul><li>- “ If you enjoyed my blog, you might also enjoy reading these others” ! </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a Trackback?
  8. 8. What is a Trackback? A TrackBack is an automatic way to tell a website that we are talking about its content. It’s when we receive someone’s comment about our blog’s topic.
  9. 9. How can you locate blogs? <ul><li>Several engines specialize in locating blogs, here is a list of the most common ones: </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogsearch.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ysearchblog.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.icerocket.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://samepoint.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://technorati.com (this is the most powerful) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evaluating blogs <ul><li>How to be sure if a blog is valid or reliable source to be used?   </li></ul><ul><li>Read the blog entirely </li></ul><ul><li>Skimming the blog’s last two month of archives (that gives the reader a sense of the blogger’s ideas and writing style) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the links in the posts and the Blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to recognize whom to trust </li></ul><ul><li>Check the facts and ignore the appearance </li></ul>
  11. 11. Choosing blogging software and hosts <ul><li>There are two main ways of setting up a blog: </li></ul><ul><li>By using an online Web-based application </li></ul><ul><li>By downloading blogging softwares and installing them on servers or through contracted services </li></ul>
  12. 12. Professional use of a blog <ul><li>Not every use of blogs in schools need to involve classroom use </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can be used as a building block for a school Website </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can replace key sections of schools Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can replace teachers’ classroom newsletters to parents and for internal communication to staff </li></ul>
  13. 13. How to write meaningful blog entries <ul><li>Use a constant theme for your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a consistent voice/personality to it </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest and sincere </li></ul><ul><li>Be informative and up to date. </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate between facts and opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Double check spelling, grammar, and punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Select keyword-rich titles </li></ul><ul><li>Update frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Select specific tags </li></ul><ul><li>Select category labels that best describes the blog </li></ul>
  14. 14. Advantages of blogs in the classroom <ul><li>The ability to use RSS (really simple syndication) feeds – educators and students can subscribe to an RSS and receive updates as they are published </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and creating blogs can teach critical reading and writing skills – blogging can help students become more media and information literate </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging can help pupils develop confidence, improve their self-expression and achieve a sense of fulfillment from publishing their work </li></ul>
  15. 15. Examples of blogs in the classroom <ul><li>http://goodnightmistertom.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://duckdiaries.edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees </li></ul><ul><li>http://itc.blogs.com/greensream </li></ul>
  16. 16. Blog safety <ul><li>There are some safeguards teachers and parents need to make: </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the students never give out or record personal information on their blog </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure students understand that their blog could be in a public space </li></ul><ul><li>Remind students to never link to a site you have not read and agree with </li></ul><ul><li>Help students understand copyright issues </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blog safety <ul><li>Remind the students not to distort the content of copyrighted photos without disclosing what has been changed </li></ul><ul><li>Remind students not to show disrespect to anyone in their blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Reming students never to publish information thei know is inaccurate </li></ul><ul><li>Remind students to clarify what is opinion and what is fact </li></ul>
  18. 18. Reference: <ul><li>BELL, A. Exploring web 2.0 . Georgetown, TX: Katy Crossing Press, 2009 </li></ul>
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