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Blogs And Podcasting Version 2


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Blogs And Podcasting Version 2

  1. 1. Blogging 101 Summer 2009 Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  2. 2. What is a blog? A blog (sometimes referred to as a weblog) is a Web publishing tool that allows authors to quickly and easily self-publish text, art work, links to other blogs or Web sites, and a whole array of other content. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  3. 3. How are blogs created? Blogs are set-up like traditional Web sites, with navigation link, and other standard Web site features. Blogs have one standard characteristic: the posting. Blog postings are text entries, similar to a diary or journal. Postings include the date and may include photos, links, or other digital media. Postings allow for comments by people other than the author. Postings are often short and frequently updated. They appear in reverse chronological order and can include archived entries. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  4. 4. Anatomy of a Blog Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  5. 5. Ease of Use Minimum technical knowledge Quickly and easily created and maintained Students will find them convenient and accessible via home or library computers Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  6. 6. Four Main Purposes... Classroom Management Class blogs can ser ve as a portal to foster a community of learners. As they are easy to create and update efficiently, they can be used to inform students of class requirements, post handouts, notices, and homework assignments, or act as a question and answer board. Collaboration Blogs provide a space where teachers and students can work to further develop writing or other skills with the advantage of an instant audience. Teachers can offer instructional tips, and students can practice and benefit from peer review. They also make online mentoring possible. For example, a class of older students can help a class of younger students develop more confidence in their writing skills. Students can also participate in cooperative learning activities that require them to relay research findings, ideas, or suggestions. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  7. 7. ....Four Main Purposes Discussions A class blog opens the opportunity for students to discuss topics outside of the classroom. With a blog, every person has an equal opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions. Students have time to be reactive to one another and reflective. Teachers can also bring together a group of knowledgeable individuals for a given unit of study for students to net work and conference with on a blog. Student Portfolios (Moodle) Blogs present, organize, and protect student work as digital portfolios. As older entries are archived, developing skills and progress may be analyzed more conveniently. Additionally, as students realize their efforts will be published, they are typically more motivated to produce better writing. Teachers and peers may conference with a student individually on a developing work, and expert or peer mentoring advice can be easily kept for future reference. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  8. 8. Why Blog? Highly motivating to students, especially those who other wise might not become participants in classrooms. Excellent opportunities for students to read and write. Effective forums for collaboration and discussion. Powerful tools to enable scaffold learning or mentoring to occur. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  9. 9. Why Blog? Your Ideas? Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  10. 10. Preparing Students for Blogging Determine that all students' AUPs are in place and up to date. Inform parents of procedures and secure parental permission. Gain administrative support. Teach students safe, acceptable, and sensible behavior as online authors and readers. Review policies and guidelines pertaining to student access. Teach the non-posting rules of no complete names, e-mail accounts, or references to reveal location. Set clear expectations regarding tone, respect, and consequences. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  11. 11. Blog Examples My TME Technology Coordinator Blog My Personal Technology Blog My Classroom Blog Lewis Elementary School Moving At The Speed Of Creativity New Zealand Class Blog Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  12. 12. Moveable Type Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  13. 13. Our Solution Accomplishes Both An online blogging platform with support for podcasts Make 3 types of entries Entries Podcasts – (Uploaded Files) Pages – for WebPages Allow students to comment on either Allow students to participate in the creation of the podcast Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  14. 14. Net work Username Login Password: password Change your password Click on your name in the top right corner Click change password Enter your new password and security question Click Save Changes Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  15. 15. Change the name of your blog Click System Over view Click Manage Blogs Click on Settings Change the name of the blog Add a site description – what is the purpose of your blog? Save changes Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  16. 16. View Your Blog Click on the – to view your blog Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  17. 17. Link Your Blog to Your Website Click Preferences Click Blog Settings Click Publishing Copy the Site URL link (highlight – ctrl c) Hyperlink your website to the URL which is provided for easy access by students. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  18. 18. Change the Theme Select design Select styles Select a design Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  19. 19. Rebuild Site • After making certain changes, you will need to rebuild your site • When prompted, select rebuild/ publish my site • Always select Rebuild ALL files Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  20. 20. Allowing Anonymous Comments Select Preferences Select Registration Select Allow Anonymous Comments and uncheck the other boxes Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  21. 21. Require Approval Before Posting Select Comment from the left-hand side of the Preferences Screen Select No one – for the option of immediately approving comments. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  22. 22. Make an Entry Click Create Click Entry Enter a title, the entry and other desired information Or click write entry for a 1 Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  23. 23. Make Posting More Like Word Use Microsoft Live Writer You will need the Live Writer Software, your blog address, and your web services password. Install the Live Writer software from the CD you will be provided. Your blog address is: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  24. 24. Blog Ser vices Password Select your name in the top right hand corner. Scroll down on the profile page to your web services password. Enter a desired password or press reveal to see the one created automatically for you. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  25. 25. Let’s Use Live Writer Access Live Writer from the Start Menu > All Programs Select that you will be using another weblog service Enter your username, password, and blog address Select Moveable type as the blog provider Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  26. 26. Easy Post Click to enter a title Type the text of the post in the large white space ✴Don’t forget to use the tools menu to check your spelling! Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  27. 27. Preview Before Posting Select View Select Web Preview Select Publish to save your post on your Blog Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  28. 28. Change the status Change the status to published – to publish the post immediately If you are preparing several posts at once, leave them unpublished until you are ready for them to display on your blog Save (Hint: do not allow comments – on a information only post) Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  29. 29. Adding Comments Students read your entry Student click on comments Students enter requested information Blogger Name – is a name the students can create Real Name – should be their first and last name without a space Click submit Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  30. 30. Approving Comments Login to your blog Click on manage- comments Check the boxes in front of all comments you wish to approve/deny Select approve or reject desired comments (Hint: Click on edit to see the students full name) Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  31. 31. Respond to comments You can only respond to a published comment Once published, click the reply link to enter your reply Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  32. 32. Adding Pictures to an Entry Click upload file Once the picture is uploaded they create and entry like normal and then click this button. That will bring up a box to allow them to select the image they uploaded: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  33. 33. Adding Pictures You can also use Live Writer to add pictures to an entry...Much, much, easier! Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  34. 34. Other Publishing Options Scribe Fire - Firefox add-on Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  35. 35. Need more than one blog? Contact IS for a second blog. Then switch between blogs using the arrow next to the blog name. Whichever blog name appears, is the blog with which you are working. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  36. 36. Podcasting Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  37. 37. Quick Start Guides Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  38. 38. What is a Podcast? A podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using RSS or other syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices (such as MP3 players) and personal computers. Individual MP3 files can also be posted to web pages to make them available for download. Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  39. 39. Ideas? World language teachers could record and publish daily practice lessons that students could listen to at home Social studies teachers could have their students do oral histories or inter views or reenactments of historical events Science teachers could have students narrate labs or dissections or experiments to record their processes. Music teachers could record weekly recitals or special events as podcasts. All teachers could record important parts of what they do in the classroom that can then be archived to the class Weblog and used by students who may have missed the class or just want a refresher on what happened Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  40. 40. Examples Jamestown Elementary WillowWeb Biology Podcast Other ideas: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  41. 41. Audacity Creating the Audio File Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  42. 42. Audacity Shortcuts Ctrl X - cut desired footage Spacebar – pause More Keyboard shortcuts here: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  43. 43. After Recording Your Podcast - Click Create Select UPLOAD FILE Browse for the file To keep your files organized you may enter a folder name (however you must remember the names of the folders) Select upload Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  44. 44. Finish posting the podcast Add a description Click Finish Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  45. 45. Title your podcast Title your podcast Switch to published mode Select Save Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  46. 46. Podcast Feed blog name/ atom.xml Open ITunes Select Advanced Select Subscribe to Podcast Enter the address Click OK Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  47. 47. Resources Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  48. 48. Need Help? Contact Me! Chris Atkinson 4/5 GT Teacher - Technology Coordinator Techno Nerd Towne Meadow Elementary Twitter: @ChrisLAtkinson Tuesday, July 28, 2009