Advanced Blogging Ideas & Tools

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Advanced Blogging Ideas & Tools

  1. 1. Acting Like the Natives Advanced Blogging ESSDACK Glenn Wiebe [email_address] ©2007
  2. 2. Big ideas for the day
  3. 3. Blogs can help us act like natives
  4. 4. <ul><li>We end up teaching </li></ul><ul><li>differently when we use </li></ul><ul><li>technology </li></ul>
  5. 5. We’ll never learn it all!
  6. 6. Whadda ya know? <ul><li>Complete the self-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Add up your score and brag </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why tech? Why blogs?
  8. 8. Where should you start? <ul><li><www.socialstudiescentral.com> </li></ul>
  9. 9. What else is out there? <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photos / Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s get visual! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You’re it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS aggregators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog content comes to you </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Basic blog features Post Date Stamp Masthead
  11. 11. Internal links Comments External links
  12. 12. photos graphic links
  13. 13. Done poorly . . .
  14. 14. Done well, blogs will: <ul><li>Go beyond just reading and writing to collaborating and sharing </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Create and </li></ul><ul><li>provide an </li></ul><ul><li>audience </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Take advantage of </li></ul><ul><li>the wisdom of </li></ul><ul><li>crowds </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blogs in the classroom <ul><li>How can Weblogs help me to teach more effectively? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>What could I communicate more effectively? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I create opportunities for collaboration? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I bring the outside world into the classroom? </li></ul>Will Richardson <www.webblogged.com>
  19. 19. Ideas? <ul><li>Drama teacher has cast members podcast character descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>HS students write and create enhanced podcasts for elementary kids </li></ul><ul><li>Students research/describe animals seen on zoo fieldtrip </li></ul><ul><li>Kids interview local & visiting VIPs </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Business students create commercials </li></ul><ul><li>Literature students recreate radio dramas </li></ul><ul><li>History kids conduct oral history interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Geography classes create multi-media travel brochures </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Teachers post lectures or lab instructions online </li></ul><ul><li>Principals create weekly online newsletters and announcements </li></ul><ul><li>English students create examples of real-life metaphors </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers use iTunes as an instructional resource & teaching tool </li></ul>
  22. 22. What else is out there? <ul><li>Blogmeister </li></ul><ul><ul><li><epnweb.org/blogmeister> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LearnerBlogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><learnerblogs.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a great series of WordPress video tutorials! </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Kidzlog </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.haranbanjo.com/kidzlog> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gaggle Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.gaggle.net> </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. What else is out there? <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photos / Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s get visual! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You’re it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS aggregators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog content comes to you </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Podcasting <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio WillowWeb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mabry Online <mabryonline.org/podcasts> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countryside Podcast Project <www.mountlaurel.k12.nj.us/schools/hillside/ podcast/Welcome.html> </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Podcasting info <ul><li>PodcastingNews </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.podcastingnews.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast Mania </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.podcastmania.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting for Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.stager.org/podcasting.html> </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Podcasting tools for PC <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li><audacity.sourceforge.net> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iRiver mp3 player / recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa Photo Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li><picasa.google.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quicktime / iTunes for PC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Import into iTunes / convert to mp3 </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Apple software <ul><li>Garageband </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/garageband> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/support/garageband/ podcasts> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iWeb </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/iweb> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/support/itunes/tutorial> </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>iMovie </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/support/imovie/tutorial> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iPhoto </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/support/iphoto/tutorial> </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Quicktime </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/podcasting.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/ videopodcasts.html> </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. For both? <ul><li>Flickr Photo Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.flickr.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Odeo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.odeo.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pod-o-Matic </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.podomatic.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EyeSpot </li></ul><ul><ul><li><picasa.google.com> </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Splashr </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.splashr.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.slideshare.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bubbleshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.bubbleshare.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Box </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.box.net> </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Tagging / bookmarking <ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.del.icio.us> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kaboodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.kaboodle.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Furl </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.furl.net> </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. What’s with RSS? <ul><li>Rich Site Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or is it Real Simple Syndication? </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>You can subscribe to as many news feeds as you can keep track of . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of web sites </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Two parts to RSS An XML “news feed” from the Weblog A “news reader” to translate and display the feeds
  37. 37. <ul><li>Step 1 / Look for the button </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Step 2 / Find a news reader aggregator </li></ul>
  39. 39. RSS in schools <ul><li>Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.teachinghacks.com/audio/ 100ideasWeb2educators.pdf> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goochland High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.glnd.k12.va.us/gateway/go/ghs/ teachers/cjackson> </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>My Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li><my.yahoo.com> </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>Bloglines.com </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Net Vibes.com </li></ul>
  43. 43. Reflection <ul><li>What advice would you give to teachers just starting with blogging? </li></ul><ul><li>What would your list of Best Practices look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post comments to History Tech at: <history-tech.blogspot.com> </li></ul></ul>

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