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  1. B,B,B, Blogging: Your Voice Terri Harings School District of Superior Web Coach

  2. What is a blog? blog/blôg/

  3. More about BLOGS: • Themed by subject (TOPIC) • Geared toward specific readers (AUDIENCE) • Many reasons that people or groups blog (PURPOSE) ******T-A-P (Topic, Audience, Purpose)***** • Use web publishing tools • Interactive: text, images, links, videos, music • Free or paid, personal or business • Social and fun

  4. Benefits of journaling (BLOGGING?) “As for the health benefits of journaling, they've been scientifically proven. Research shows the following: Journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and other health conditions. It improves cognitive functioning. It strengthens the immune system, preventing a host of illnesses. It counteracts many of the negative effects of stress.” The Benefits of Journaling for Stress Management By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., Guide Updated May 14, 2011 Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board

  5. Journaling Options: How to:

  6. Topics of blogging- LIMITLESS! *There is no EXACT line or difference between a website or a blog!

  7. B,B,B Blogging? • Where to find them? GOOGLE, Youtube links, Social Media • Blogspot (random “NEXT” or search) • TAP – Topic, Audience, Purpose • So start thinking…..

  8. Kinds of BLOGS Informative Narrative/Descriptive Persuasive

  9. Informational • 5 Communities • Broadband • Goal: Education • Our website: • Topic: varied trainings • Audience: Anyone who stumbles on link, other educators, media, grant • Purpose: promotional, informational, reflective

  10. Narrative/Descriptive Classroom blogging is a great example! • Educational uses include such skills as : summarization, public writing or describing projects, communication with parents Topic: Audience: Purpose:

  11. Ex: Beth in Africa Purpose: To keep a journal/record of travels Audience: Family can follow her even when she is away from her blog or updating it at irregular times. Topic: Medical travels

  12. Beth -4thYr Medical Student- UMD Sweden Haiti India Uganda

  13. Persuasive Businesses can use blogs to link forward or backward to other websites that they host • Marketing or Sales • Political • Editorial Showcase work, highlight strengths T? A? P? of this blog

  14. Ex: Area Voices from Superior Telegram *Guest editorial, or PAID!

  15. Blogging Resources Paid Subscriptions Free Blog spots Unlimited storage, files and hosting Editing services May advertise for you using social media avenues Some may require you to use HTML programming language Easy to use Self-editing Self-advertising or not Some ALLOW you to use HTML if you desire

  16. Wordpress – FREE Blogging Tool Find a Web Host Download and Install WordPress Read the documentation

  17. Some have it all FOR YOU! • Try it out! • Summarize your thinking on your summer or what’s on your “to do” list yet • When you are FINISHED, go to this website and “SHARE” your new blog with others: • Type in your name and copy the link of your blog

  18. I’ve created a blog, so now what? • Use social media to share it! • Send a link in an email • Keep it updated • Create a community • Don’t stop!

  19. Thanks! Terri Harings @terriharings