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Blogging for administrators and teachers


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My presentation at our district Summer Conference on Blogging for administrators and teachers

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Blogging for administrators and teachers

  1. 1. Blogging for Administrators and Teachers<br />Communicating and Engaging in 21st Century Conversations<br />
  2. 2. Session Overview<br />Why Blog?<br />Choosing the Right Blogging Tools<br />Tips for Setting Up Your Blog<br />Effective Blog Content<br />Managing Your Blog Effectively<br />Questions and Answers<br />
  3. 3. Why Blog?<br />Reflection<br />Networking<br />Professional Development<br />Sharing Expertise<br />Getting Responses and Feedback<br />Communication<br />
  4. 4. Choosing the Right Blogging Tools<br />Blogger<br />WordPress<br />Edublogs<br />Tumblr<br />Posterous<br />LiveJournal<br />
  5. 5. Tips for Setting Up Your Blog<br />Decide on Your Niche or Hook (Purpose for Blog)<br />Identify Your Readers<br />Choose an Appropriate Theme<br />Choose Your Layout<br />Choose the Elements to Include on Your Site<br />
  6. 6. Writing Effective Blog Content<br />Write & Create Useful and Unique Content<br />Make Your Content Scannable<br />Use Effective Titles<br />Use Optimal Blog Post Length<br />Post to Your Blog with Some Frequency<br />Pay Attention to Types of Blog Posts<br />Encourage Comments for Interactivity<br />
  7. 7. Managing Your Blog Effectively<br />Dealing with Anonymous Post Comments<br />Share You Blog Site with Others<br />Tweet Your New Blog Posts<br />Share Your New Blog Posts on Facebook & Google+<br />Place Link to Your Blog on Your Email Tags<br />Keep Your Professional Blog Separate from Your School or District<br />
  8. 8. Questions and Answers<br />