What can I do
with a Blog?



Shelby County Tech Team
        July 2009
What is a blog?


• The word “blog” is an abbreviation
  for “web log.” A web log, or blog, is
  a term used to describe a...
What is a blog?


• Web site
• Accessible to you from anywhere
  with Internet-access
• Web 2.0 tool
Web 2.0 Tool

“…refers to a new way of utilizing
  Web technology to facilitate
  creativity, collaboration and inter-
  u...
Web 2.0 Tool

“…refers to a new way of utilizing
  Web technology to facilitate
  creativity, collaboration and
  inter-us...
Alabama Technology
 Course Of Study
• Technology Education, Grade K - 2, 2009
  8.) Use digital environments to exchange i...
Give-and-take


• Both teachers AND students
Teachers can Give:

•   assignments
•   schedule
•   course curriculum
•   syllabus
•   class rules
•   handouts
•   prese...
Students can Give:

• feedback
• their thoughts & ideas
• insights in what they understand
Teachers can Take:

• feedback from students
• feedback from parents
• insights from other teachers
Examples


• My blog:

http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/lcash
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What Can I Do With A Blog

  1. 1. What can I do with a Blog? Shelby County Tech Team July 2009
  2. 2. What is a blog? • The word “blog” is an abbreviation for “web log.” A web log, or blog, is a term used to describe a web site that publishes content on a regular and ongoing basis.
  3. 3. What is a blog? • Web site • Accessible to you from anywhere with Internet-access • Web 2.0 tool
  4. 4. Web 2.0 Tool “…refers to a new way of utilizing Web technology to facilitate creativity, collaboration and inter- user cooperation.” “…is about an architecture of participation, a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2004.” -2008 i-Safe Inc.
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Tool “…refers to a new way of utilizing Web technology to facilitate creativity, collaboration and inter-user cooperation.” “…is about an architecture of participation, a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2004.” -2008 i-Safe Inc.
  6. 6. Alabama Technology Course Of Study • Technology Education, Grade K - 2, 2009 8.) Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups. • Technology Education, Grade 3 - 5, 2009 10.) Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate. 12.) Create a product using digital tools. • Technology Education, Grade 6 - 8, 2009 2.) Publish digital products that communicate curriculum concepts. 12.) Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global. 14.) Use digital tools to generate new ideas, products, or processes. • Technology Education, Grade 9 - 12, Computer Applications, 2009 8.) Practice safe uses of social networking and electronic communication. 12.) Use digital tools to publish curriculum-related content. 13.) Demonstrate collaborative skills using curriculum-related content in digital environments.
  7. 7. Give-and-take • Both teachers AND students
  8. 8. Teachers can Give: • assignments • schedule • course curriculum • syllabus • class rules • handouts • presentations • links to websites
  9. 9. Students can Give: • feedback • their thoughts & ideas • insights in what they understand
  10. 10. Teachers can Take: • feedback from students • feedback from parents • insights from other teachers
  11. 11. Examples • My blog: http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/lcash

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