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  1. 1. Blogs Al-Anood Nada
  2. 2. What Is A Blog ? A blog (a derivative of “web” and “log”) isessentially an online diary, where anyone witha basic knowledge of computers can postanything – random thoughts, photos,homework, and poetry, just to name a few–for the rest of the world to see.
  3. 3. What Is A Blog ? Blogs range in scope from individual diariesto political campaigns, media programs, andbusinesses. They range in scale from thewritings of one occasional author (known asa blogger), to the collaboration of a largecommunity of writers.
  4. 4. What Is A Blog ? Many blogs enable visitors to leave publiccomments, which can lead to a community ofreaders centred around the blog. Hence, thetotality of weblogs or blog-related websites isknown as a “blogosphere.”
  5. 5. Types Of Blogs
  6. 6. Types Of Blogs Personal: This is the broadest category and includes blogs about personal topics like politics, music, family, travel, health, you name it. Business: Professionals ranging from realtors to lawyers and stock brokers are using WordPress to share their expertise, and companies have discovered the power of blogs to personally engage with their customers. Schools: a great way for teachers and students to collaborate on classroom projects.
  7. 7. Types Of Blogs Private: Some people make their blogs private to share photos and information within families, companies, or schools. Sports: We’ve got teams, athletes, and fans using blogs to express and share their passion for various sports. How-to, tips and reviews: There are lots of blogs that share tips and reviews about cooking, games, music, books, movies, and so on.
  8. 8. Types Of Blogs Non-profits: Foundations, charities, and human rights groups find our blogs to be great tools to raise awareness and money for their causes. Politics: Members of parliament, political parties, government agencies, and activists using blogs to connect with their constituencies. Military: Members of the military blog to report what they see happening in various parts of the world and to stay in touch with their families.
  9. 9. Blogs Advantages  Freedom of speech .  Share knowledge with other people .  Make friends online .  Can be used as a diary .
  10. 10. Blogs Disadvantages  Need to keep it constantly updated otherwise you lose potential readers .  Easy to start, hard to maintain .
  11. 11. The Advantages Of Using Blogs In Education It’s a dump of your knowledge : A blog is a perfect example of how to keep track of what you learn. You can write the key points of what you learned today, and revisit them after one month or after one year.
  12. 12. The Advantages Of Using Blogs In Education It forces you to ask questions : When you are learning by doing, you will encounter difficulties and concepts that were not obvious at first. When you write down your thoughts you will be addressing those concerns, offering solutions and tips to your readers .
  13. 13. The Advantages Of Using Blogs In Education It gives you motivation : example : reading one of the most challenging books on computer science, SICP.
  14. 14. The Advantages Of Using Blogs In Education It shows what you’re able to do: When you’re just learning a subject you don’t want to show the world your mistakes right? So what’s the point of blogging about it? Because it shows that you’re a real person, and that you are willing to expand and improve your knowledge. Nobody expects you to be an expert when you are first starting out .
  15. 15. The Advantages Of Using Blogs In Education  Makes learning independent of time and place .  Encourages learners to be active.  Helps learners improve their writing cometencies.  Capture changes in thinking .
  16. 16. The Advantages Of Using Blogs In Education  Invites people to collaborate .  Makes education more informal .  Involve also external people .  Facilitates the use of images .  Reduce costs .
  17. 17. famous blogging sites  Blogger  WordPress