Blogging

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My slides from a presentation I gave to teachers on blogging in May 2008. Credit to Ewan MacIntosh for some of the statistics used.

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Blogging

  1. 1. Blogs and Blogging Doug Semple ICT Manager Wednesday 28 th of May 2008
  2. 2. Where does the word come from? <ul><li>Blog is short for Web log </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a blog? In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you.
  4. 4. Blogs in Plain English <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some dates <ul><li>1990 </li></ul>The year that “the web” was invented
  6. 6. Some dates <ul><li>1995 </li></ul>The internet is readily available at home in the UK
  7. 7. Some dates <ul><li>1997 </li></ul>The year that the older children at the Junior School were born
  8. 8. The pupils already have blogs <ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some blogs <ul><li>Stephen Fry </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogger ( Ewan Macintosh) </li></ul><ul><li>John @ Sandaig (John Johnston) </li></ul><ul><li>EcoOtters </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>75 m </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs tracked by Technorati.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>2 /sec </li></ul><ul><li>new blogs every second </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technorati <ul><li>Technorati is a blog search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>(It’s like Google for just blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Safety for a school blog <ul><li>Permissions for photos </li></ul><ul><li>Names, Full names </li></ul>
  14. 14. What next <ul><li>Each stage to have own area of school website (online newsletter = blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Task: add a photo and a bit of text </li></ul><ul><li>HELP! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Questions?
  16. 16. Sites from this presentation <ul><li>CommonCraft (blog and podcast) </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogger </li></ul><ul><li>John @ Sandaig </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Fry </li></ul>

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