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  2. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI As you watch , think about these questions: Why are blogs such a big deal? How have blogs changed the media landscape? What kinds of blogs are mentioned in the video? How can this tool be useful in an academic situation? Watch this short video about blogs. When you’re done, go on to the next slide. BLOGS
  3. 3. <ul><li>Blogs are important because: </li></ul><ul><li>“ News” is now both professional AND personal </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can use blogging tools and publish </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging is not just for “news” but can be used in many situations </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can be used in place of traditional essays or projects </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can bring together many different voices on one topic </li></ul>Image from www.zdnet.com/ BLOGS
  4. 4. How would writing an assignment for a blog be different than writing a &quot;traditional&quot; assignment? Image from www.coxandforkum.com BLOGS
  5. 5. <ul><li>How would writing an assignment for a blog be different than writing a &quot;traditional&quot; assignment? </li></ul><ul><li>Can be read, commented on by your peers </li></ul><ul><li>Many writers can produce one end product </li></ul><ul><li>Might be read & commented on by people outside your class, this university </li></ul><ul><li>Can include multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Can be updated, changed later </li></ul><ul><li>Online repository - unless you delete it, can live past the class and be accessible as example of your work </li></ul><ul><li>More effort may be required in organization – older blog posts are pushed off the front page with every new post; how can all posts be accessed? </li></ul>BLOGS
  6. 6. <ul><li>How would writing an assignment for a blog be the same as writing a &quot;traditional&quot; assignment? </li></ul><ul><li>Good writing is always good writing </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the type of assignment, research may still be required </li></ul><ul><li>The rules of academic integrity still apply! Cite ALL research included in your blog plus all images and media you include. </li></ul>Image from www.digitalbirmingham.co.uk BLOGS
  7. 7. Some popular FREE blogging programs are: BLOGS
  8. 8. BLOG TITLE Page link 1 Page link 2 Post Jan 12 Post Jan 11 Post Jan 3 Post Dec 22 Widget 1 Widget 2 Widget 3 Front Page – always the most recent posts. going back by time of post Pages – static = always the same Widgets Posts – “NEWS” Create a new post from the blog “dashboard” after signing in to WordPress New posts push the old posts down, and eventually off, the page. Blog Structure
  9. 9. Widget 1 Widget 2 Widget 3 <ul><li>Widgets: </li></ul><ul><li>Appear the same on each page </li></ul><ul><li>Many types, most common are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational/search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links, feeds to/from other sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links, feeds to your other social media (flickr, twitter, delicious) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images, information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ value-added” component of blogs </li></ul>Blog Structure - Widgets
  10. 10. Academic Integrity If you include someone else’s in your blog, you MUST credit the source. Record Your Sources
  11. 11. For more information about BLOGS contact the Learning Commons: www.fhsu.edu/library/tlc/HELP/ 785-628-5494 [email_address] Forsyth Library Contact the Learning Commons

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