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  • Blogging For Beginners

    1. 1. Act Like the Natives Glenn Wiebe ESSDACK [email_address] © 2007
    2. 2. Fist to five <ul><li>Kids are different now than they were 20 years ago </li></ul>
    3. 3. 30 years does make a difference! <ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stones </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney stones </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stones </li></ul><ul><li>Pay phone </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney stones </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney stones </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stones </li></ul><ul><li>Pay phone </li></ul><ul><li>Pop tops </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney stones </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney stones </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stones </li></ul><ul><li>Pay phone </li></ul><ul><li>Pop tops </li></ul><ul><li>Baby boomers </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney stones </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Longing for hair </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney stones </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>iKids </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Up? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service / voting / virginity </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Down? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen pregnancy, violence, alcohol / drug / tobacco use </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain works differently </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them to count! </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They’re multi-taskers </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Erin & other iKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet is his world </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Yeah. So?
    15. 16. <ul><li>We are different then the iKids </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>But . . . we should use their tools! </li></ul>
    17. 18. Sticky ideas?
    18. 19. <ul><li>Kids are different </li></ul>
    19. 20. Blogs can help us act like natives
    20. 21. It’s not a silver bullet, it’s a hammer
    21. 22. <ul><li><www.socialstudiescentral.com> </li></ul>
    22. 23. Whadda ya know? <ul><li>Complete the self-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Add up your score and brag </li></ul>
    23. 24. <ul><li>Before 1995, to produce content for a large audience you needed to be a </li></ul>
    24. 25. <ul><li>Publisher </li></ul>
    25. 26. <ul><li>Broadcaster </li></ul>
    26. 27. <ul><li>Billboard owner </li></ul>
    27. 28. <ul><li>Sky writing pilot </li></ul>
    28. 29. <ul><li>Web 2.0 allows for a read-write </li></ul><ul><li>web with </li></ul>
    29. 30. <ul><li>Simple web-based content creation </li></ul>
    30. 31. <ul><li>No need for previous skills </li></ul>
    31. 32. New vocabulary <ul><li>Digital paper </li></ul><ul><li>Online notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Read / write web </li></ul><ul><li>Online communities </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul>
    32. 34. <ul><li>Blogs are another example </li></ul>
    33. 35. So . . . what’s a blog? <ul><li>“ A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links” </li></ul>
    34. 36. Where are the iKids?
    35. 37. But what about this? www.takingitglobal.org
    36. 38. Or this? www.digitaldividenetwork.org
    37. 39. Or this? www.blogsafety.org
    38. 40. “ What makes a blog a blog?” <ul><li>Common characteristics? </li></ul><ul><li>Differences between a blog and a non-blog? </li></ul>
    39. 41. The Write Weblog Hidden Histories: The American Chinese Experience
    40. 42. Room Twelve Room 613 Student Blogs
    41. 43. Mabry Online
    42. 44. “ What makes a blog a blog?” <ul><li>Whadda ya got? </li></ul>
    43. 45. A combination of the words “web log” Frequent updates
    44. 46. Offline & online events Interactive
    45. 47. Constantly evolving Confessional to commentary
    46. 48. Post Date Stamp Masthead
    47. 49. Internal links Comments External links
    48. 50. Wait! There’s more! photos graphic links
    49. 51. slideshows videos
    50. 52. documents
    51. 53. Why blogs are cool <ul><li>They’re supported by research </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs support macro & micro democracy </li></ul><ul><li>They’re easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>They’re web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student interest </li></ul><ul><li>They encourage community / collaboration </li></ul>
    52. 54. Let’s try it! <ul><li>Use the Blogger Planning Sheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas of what your blog might look like </li></ul></ul>
    53. 55. blogger.com
    54. 56. Already have a Blogger account? <ul><li>Delete the Ad Bar: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><blogger-templates.blogspot.com/2005/ 01/remove-navbar.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For new Blogger sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><godproposes.blogspot.com/2006/ 10/how-to-remove-blogger-navbar.html> </li></ul></ul>
    55. 57. <ul><li>Or set up a new Wordpress.com site! </li></ul>
    56. 58. Create your account <ul><li>Choose a user name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use to login </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enter a password </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a display name </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the “captcha” word </li></ul>
    57. 59. Name your blog <ul><li>Pick a title </li></ul><ul><li>Pick your blog’s URL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>yourtitle .blogspot.com </li></ul></ul>
    58. 60. Decide on the look
    59. 61. It’s that simple! Create your first post by clicking the orange arrow
    60. 62. Remember! <ul><li>blogger.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you login to edit your blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>yourtitle.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where people find your blog </li></ul></ul>
    61. 63. Add some photos Add some links Mess with your fonts / colors
    62. 64. <ul><li>Give Glenn your URLs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will post to History Tech blog <history-tech.blogspot.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post several messages on your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. a question you still have / an idea for using blogs / a concern / etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit other blogs and post comments </li></ul>
    63. 65. Jigsaw <ul><li>“ To Blog or Not To Blog: You Decide” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pros / Cons / Tips </li></ul></ul>
    64. 66. Can’t they just use paper & pencil? <ul><li>Speed of creating / updating </li></ul><ul><li>Larger, “selected” audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose beyond grade </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage differentation </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos, video, audio 24/7 </li></ul></ul>
    65. 67. <ul><li>Odeo </li></ul><ul><ul><li><studio.odeo.com> </li></ul></ul>Fun after lunch!
    66. 68. <ul><li>“ Give One, Get One” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the left, list several uses for blogs in your classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the right, get great ideas from others </li></ul></ul>
    67. 69. Whadda ya got?
    68. 70. What else is out there? <ul><li>PodBean </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.podbean.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogmeister </li></ul><ul><ul><li><classblogmeister.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduBlogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><edublogs.org> </li></ul></ul>
    69. 71. <ul><li>ePals </li></ul><ul><ul><li><schoolblog.epals.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schoolblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.schoolblogs.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.wordpress.com> </li></ul></ul>
    70. 72. But . . . what can I do with it?
    71. 73. Garry Trudeau 2002
    72. 74. Electronic portfolios vccgraphics.wordpress.com/student-portfolio-showcase/
    73. 75. Collaborative projects weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees
    74. 76. Journalism www.pebblebrookpress.com/brookspeak
    75. 77. Community contact lewiselementary.org
    76. 78. Professional development thefischbowl.blogspot.com
    77. 79. Promote discussion weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/higginsworldlit/
    78. 80. <ul><li>Self reflection / small group reflections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you do differently next time? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current events discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What should the Dems do first? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letters (before / after / during an event) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln - 1858 / 1862 / 1865 </li></ul></ul>
    79. 81. <ul><li>Online debates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we teach intelligent design? Why / why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem / solution exercises </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSI Italy: Who killed Oetzi the Iceman? </li></ul></ul>
    80. 82. <ul><li>Blog groups according to interest or topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post weekly journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create blogroll relating to their topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Written prompts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would the US look like if the South had won? </li></ul></ul>
    81. 83. <ul><li>Visual prompts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where / when / what / So what? </li></ul></ul>
    82. 85. Things to think about?
    83. 86. <ul><li>Not all software is alike </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Student privacy / behavior </li></ul>
    84. 87. <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Time / support </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude adjustment </li></ul>
    85. 88. <ul><li>Moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Online “netiquette” training </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can get you fired </li></ul>
    86. 89. <ul><li>Netsmartz </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.netsmartz.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kidz Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/index.html> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SafeKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.safekids.com> </li></ul></ul>
    87. 90. What else is out there?
    88. 92. Podcasting <ul><li>Educational Podcast Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li><epnweb.org> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PodcastingNews </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.podcastingnews.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li><learninginhand.com/podcasting> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting for Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.stager.org/podcasting.html> </li></ul></ul>
    89. 93. Photos <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.flickr.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><ul><li><picasa.google.com> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoto </li></ul><ul><ul><li><www.zoto.com> </li></ul></ul>
    90. 94. What’s with RSS? <ul><li>Rich Site Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or is it Real Simple Syndication? </li></ul></ul>
    91. 95. Two parts to RSS An XML “news feed” from the Weblog A “news reader” to translate and display the feeds
    92. 96. <ul><li>Step One / Look for the button </li></ul>
    93. 97. <ul><li>Step two / Find a news reader aggregator </li></ul>
    94. 98. 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>
    95. 99. <ul><li>My Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li><my.yahoo.com> </li></ul></ul>
    96. 100. <ul><li>Bloglines.com </li></ul>
    97. 101. <ul><li>NetVibes.com </li></ul>
    98. 102. Let’s try it! <ul><li>Go to . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Create account </li></ul><ul><li>Search & find good sites </li></ul><ul><li>Add them to your site </li></ul>
    99. 103. Q & A <ul><li>What questions do you have? </li></ul>
    100. 104. Reflection <ul><li>Would using blogs benefit your students? </li></ul><ul><li>What would it take to remove the hurdles that might stand in the way of using blogging in your instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it worth the fight? </li></ul><ul><li>Post comments to History Tech at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li><history-tech.blogspot.com> </li></ul></ul>

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