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Blogging: A Quick Overview


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Blogging: A Quick Overview

  1. 1. Blogging A Quick Overview
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>First, an investigation activity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit each of these 3 blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ZD Net Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U Tech Tips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>dy/dan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the provided handout , sketch the common features of each blog, both for the front page and one of the secondary pages (like an article or ‘post’) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What are some of the common features you found?
  4. 4. Some vocab to know … <ul><li>Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some history <ul><li>First, “weblog” </li></ul><ul><li>Then, “blog” </li></ul><ul><li>And then, a stereotype </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Summary In Plain English
  7. 7. So, what’s the difference for teachers between this and a website?
  8. 9. Blogging as a Process and Craft My Experience so far…
  9. 10. Starting that process <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>A great handout from the Dept. of Ed. in South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>(created by Maggie Verster ) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Let’s create one. Another great presentation from mverster with step by step directions.