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Blogging Intro


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Blogging Intro

  1. 1. Blogging June 23, 2009 SummerTech Belfast Sarah Sutter
  2. 2. Quick Poll Do you: Have a blog? Read at least one blog? Read 5-10 blogs? Read more than 10 blogs? Are you: Interested in one for Education use? Interested in one for Personal use?
  3. 3. Why blog: There is a whole world out there You need to establish a base camp <>
  4. 5. Blogs to share content
  5. 6. Open Blogs for Conversation
  6. 7. Closed Blogs
  7. 8. “ Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. Mark Prensky, “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”
  8. 14. It exposes the process < jess2712>
  9. 16. Increased Reflection bohem2020
  10. 18. Engagement with Others < peikko06>
  11. 19. Platform for engaging other technologies <>
  12. 21. Time saving <ul><li>Direct people to your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Provides means of recording events and progress </li></ul><ul><li>Provides easy dissemination point for resources & content </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you good access to a community </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the community to engage with the school 24/7 </li></ul>
  13. 23. Getting the voice right <ul><li>Add value </li></ul><ul><li>Have a focus </li></ul><ul><li>Post regularly </li></ul><ul><li>It’s for the author as much as the audience </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about building community </li></ul>
  14. 24. Resources <ul><li>RobinHamman on flickr Three types of blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Licht, rosie image </li></ul><ul><li>Francesc Balagu University of Barcelona slideshare Bloging for Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Weller and Tony Hirst : Thou Shalt Blog on Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>11 advantages of using a blog </li></ul>