Blogging for Educators

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Blogging for Educators

  1. 1. Blogging as a Reflective Tool for Educators Tom Turner http://tnturner.edublogs.org
  2. 2. What is Blogging?? <ul><li>Blog is short for weblog, or an online journal. </li></ul><ul><li>The history of blogs dates back to the early 80s with Usenet, email newsgroups and moderated bulletin boards. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles on a blog are written in chronological order. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I Teach, Why Blog? <ul><li>Reflective Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Building Personal/Professional Learning Community (PLC’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Building communication skills </li></ul>
  4. 4. How often do I blog? <ul><li>Personal Preference </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t push writing an update if there’s nothing to write about </li></ul><ul><li>Let RSS feeds let your readers know you’ve written </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where can I go? <ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.edublogs.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money out of pocket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain purchasing/web-hosting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuring typepad, wordpress or other blogging engine </li></ul></ul>

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