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  1. 1. Blogs A simple, meaningful technology in the classroom.
  2. 4. Blogs <ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Insects </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestion? </li></ul>
  3. 5. Objectives <ul><li>Overview of blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Creating blogs </li></ul>
  4. 6. Blog defintion <ul><li>“ A blog (a contraction of the term &quot;Web log&quot;) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. &quot;Blog&quot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.” </li></ul>
  5. 7. Blog History <ul><li>Timeline </li></ul>1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
  6. 8. Edublogs <ul><li>Kidblog </li></ul><ul><li>Weebly </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogger </li></ul><ul><li>Education Technology </li></ul>
  7. 9. How do you use blogs? How might you use blogs?
  8. 10. Purposes in Education <ul><li>Class management </li></ul><ul><li>List of links </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Culminating Project </li></ul>
  9. 11. Class Management
  10. 12. Links
  11. 13. Discussions <ul><li>&quot;The conversation possible on the weblog is also an amazing tool to develop our community of learners. The students get to know each other better by visiting and reading blogs from other students. They discover, in a non-threatening way, their similarities and differences. The student who usually talks very loud in the classroom and the student who is very timid have the same writing space to voice their opinion. It puts students in a situation of equity.&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 14. Collaboration
  13. 15. Culminating Project
  14. 16. Advantages and Disadvantages
  15. 17. Advantages <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Moderation </li></ul><ul><li>CMS </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly </li></ul>
  16. 18. Disadvantages <ul><li>Student Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Available equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Self-defeating </li></ul>
  17. 19. Considerations <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
  18. 20. Design <ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Page Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comfort Level </li></ul>
  19. 21. The Media Spectrum Less media More media Blogs
  20. 22. Development <ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 23. Implementation <ul><li>AUP </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Student Access </li></ul><ul><li>Information not to post </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul>
  22. 24. Subscribing to a Blog
  23. 26. Questions?