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Blogging and Microblogging

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Blogging and Microblogging

  1. 1. José Picardo Blogging and Microblogging CiLT 14-19 Conference Nottingham Friday 5th December
  2. 2. Who am I? • I blog about Technology and Education • I run a Spanish revision website and classroom blog
  3. 3. Who aren’t I? • I am not an ICT expert, I just use ICT perhaps a little more than the average • I am not an outstanding teacher, but I’d like to think I’m a decent one
  4. 4. !What is blogging? !Why blog? !What is microblogging? !Which blogging platform?
  5. 5. What is a blog? blog ¦bläg¦ noun a Web site on which an individual or group of users produces an ongoing narrative : Most of his work colleagues were unaware of his blog until recently. verb (blogged, blogging) [ intrans. ] add new material to or regularly update a blog. DERIVATIVES blogger noun ORIGIN a shortening of weblog .
  6. 6. Why blog?
  7. 7. Why blog?
  8. 8. Why blog? • Will my students benefit? • What’s in it for teachers?
  9. 9. How can I use a blog?
  10. 10. Showcasing your students’ work (to a worldwide audience)
  11. 11. Assessment for learning and self evaluation
  12. 12. Engaging and motivating your students
  13. 13. Showcasing students’videos
  14. 14. Promoting target language use
  15. 15. Sharing teaching resources
  16. 16. Sharing student resources
  17. 17. Hosting listening materials, including podcasts
  18. 18. Linking to external resources
  19. 19. Media rich content
  20. 20. Promote independent study
  21. 21. What are other teachers doing?
  22. 22. http:// www.mrsjoneslanguageresources.
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  25. 25. my_weblog
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  28. 28. More advantages of having a blog • It is not a static website - it can be easily updated • RSS delivers updates directly to the reader • Blogs can have multiple users • Add an extra dimension to your teaching
  29. 29. What blogging platform? (self hosted)
  30. 30. I am scared, it looks di"cult... well, it isn’t!
  31. 31. I am scared, it looks di"cult... well, it isn’t! Trust me, if I can do it, so can you!
  32. 32. Blog safety rules • Never state personal details such as email addresses or telephone numbers • No surnames, just first names • Remind your pupils to be sensible
  33. 33. What is Microblogging? Microblogging is a form of blogging that allows users to send brief updates (usually 140 characters) via the web, email or SMS. Microblogging can be used to communicate on a person to person level or in groups
  34. 34. Popular microblogging platforms http://www.edmodo.com
  35. 35. Closed group collaboration
  36. 36. This is where you type your messages, alerts or assignments
  37. 37. This is the timeline where all communication happens
  38. 38. Click here to access extra functionality
  39. 39. Give your assignment a title, a description and a due date (even attach a file)
  40. 40. Customise and manage your groups and obtain the group’s code
  41. 41. It offers students the option of communicating in whichever language they feel comfortable
  42. 42. Students can hand in multimedia work
  43. 43. Students can ask questions about the subject
  44. 44. Students can hand in written work
  45. 45. Teacher set assignments stay on the timeline as permanent reminders
  46. 46. Teachers and students can choose to receive email notifications
  47. 47. The calendar allows you to see at a glance the work you have set
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