Internet technologies & hearing loss: blogs

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Internet technologies & hearing loss: blogs

  1. 1. Internet Technologies & Hearing Loss - Blogs Heidi Walsh
  2. 2. <ul><li>Over the next few weeks, we will look at an Internet Technology per week including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums  14-03-2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chatrooms  21-03-2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And how these technologies can support people with hearing loss </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a blog? <ul><li>Blog comes from the words ‘web’ ‘log’ </li></ul><ul><li>It is a sort of online diary </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a website in its own right or part of a website </li></ul>
  4. 4. A blog can be … <ul><li>A record of personal experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can help others through similar experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A way of informing others </li></ul><ul><li>A way of working with others - collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>A political soapbox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise awareness or campaign for change </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How do you start a blog? <ul><li>Anyone can start their own blog – all you need is access to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Start your own blog free at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.edublogs.org </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do you find a blog to read? <ul><li>Simply use a search engine such as Google and search for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic + blog </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s beat tinnitus
  8. 8. BTA Tinnitus Blog
  9. 9. Katie-Louise’s Cochlear Implant
  10. 10. Acoustic Neuroma
  11. 11. DeafBlog – general information
  12. 12. Links <ul><li>http://lets-beat-tinnitus.co.uk/blog/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/blogs/2 </li></ul><ul><li>http://katie-louisescochlearimplant.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://sol-tumor.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thedeafblog.co.uk/ </li></ul>

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