The Art of Blogging by K.C. Boyd

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The Art of Blogging by K.C. Boyd

  1. 1. The Art of Blogging Presented by K.C. Boyd, Library Media Specialist AUSL Wendell Phillips Academy High School January 27, 2012
  2. 2. Today’s Presentation…. <ul><li>How blogging is used as a positive space for educational thinking, dialogue and reflection. </li></ul><ul><li>How blogging enables educators to develop a personal learning network that supports and challenges thought. </li></ul><ul><li>A review of resourceful blogs written by educators. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>… a blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent ‘post’ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom . </li></ul><ul><li>Darren Rowse </li></ul><ul><li>ProBlogger.net </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Did I Begin???
  5. 5. How can blogging be used as a positive space for educational thinking, dialogue and reflection?
  6. 6. Discuss Authors/Books
  7. 7. Meet Authors and Librarians
  8. 8. Share Information
  9. 9. Share Experiences
  10. 10. Create New Projects
  11. 11. Online Journal
  12. 12. Reference
  13. 13. Document Personal Growth
  14. 14. How can blogging help educators to develop a personal learning network that supports and challenges thought?
  15. 15. My Personal Learning Network <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google Plus </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><li>Black Librarian Nation </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>SecondLife </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sharing of Resources <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching practices </li></ul><ul><li>Free materials </li></ul>
  17. 17. Test Scores http://vimeo.com/32690650
  18. 18. Something to Think About…. <ul><li>I’ve yet to hear anyone who has stuck with blogging suggest it’s been anything less than essential to their growth and improvement. I’ve no “data” to prove this but I’m willing to bet my golf clubs that teachers who blog are our best teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>If you look at the promise of Professional Learning Communities that our schools have invested thousands, more likely millions to achieve, blogs accomplish much of the same things. The basic idea of the PLC is to have teachers share practice/data and work in teams to make improvements. A good blog does this and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Shareski, Digital Learning Consultant </li></ul>
  19. 19. K.C.’s Favorite Blogs
  20. 20. http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/
  21. 21. http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/
  22. 22. http://theyayayas.wordpress.com /
  23. 23. http://www.streetliterature.com/
  24. 24. http://www.classroom20.com
  25. 25. http://thekindlebookreview.blogspot.com/
  26. 26. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
  27. 27. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
  28. 28. http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/
  29. 29. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Bridging-Difference
  30. 30. Library Science and Technology Blogs http://edublogawards.com/
  31. 31. Technorati Top 100 Blogs http://technorati.com/blogs/top100/
  32. 32. FREE BLOGS! <ul><li>http ://wordpress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blogger.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://edublogs.org/ </li></ul>
  33. 33. References <ul><li>Dean Shareski, Huffington Post November 16, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-shareski/how-to-make-better-teache_b_783392. html </li></ul><ul><li>Michaelle Everson, eLearn Magazine November 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid= 1920829 </li></ul>
  34. 34. http://www.slideshare.net/kcboyd1

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