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Blogging For Beginners: What is a Blog , and How do I get Started?

Welcome to Skype , Blogging and Beyond: Day 1! Please sign in and take a folder (marked with your name) from the Teacher’s Desk on the left. Help yourself to some twizzlers ! We will be getting started momentarily. Blogging For Beginners: What is a Blog , and How do I get Started?.

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Blogging For Beginners: What is a Blog , and How do I get Started?

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  1. Welcome to Skype, Blogging and Beyond: Day 1!Please sign in and take a folder (marked with your name) from the Teacher’s Desk on the left.Help yourself to some twizzlers! We will be getting started momentarily.

  2. Blogging For Beginners: What is a Blog, and How do I get Started? Class One: February 23, 2012

  3. What is a blog? • If you don’t know what a blog is, you’re not alone; according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, nearly two-thirds of Internet users don’t have a good idea of the meaning of “blog.” In case you fall within this group, you’re in luck, though – you’re about to find out! • http://www.commoncraft.com/video/blogs

  4. What is a blog? • A blog might look like a regular website. It might look like a diary, or a cookbook. It might look like a newspaper, or a collection of videos. There is an infinite number of possibilities in the world of blogging. • Basically, a blog is a pre-constructed space on the web where anyone can record their thoughts, opinions, and ideas about any topic.

  5. Blogging Stats and Research • Current educational research supports blogging in the classroom as a positive and worthwhile approach to learning. • Students are the technology natives, and therefore speak this language very well (and with enthusiasm)! • Students feel connected to their class/teacher, and write for a meaningful purpose. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTToERnTKB4

  6. Blogging Applications • Teacher-created blogs • Class Website • Work sharing (writing, projects, etc) • Informational (curriculum based) • File Sharing • Staff Development • Student-created blogs • Topical • Group projects • Work sharing • “Newspaper”

  7. Which Blog? • Choosing a blog venue is a matter of personal preference. • Look at the layout, and the examples. Which blog seems the most user friendly to you? Which could you envision yourself using? • Blog venues depend mainly on what you want to use them for. • I will introduce a few blog venues with examples. We will have time to actually create a blog in the end, based on the preference of the teachers in this class.

  8. Which Blog? • Wordpress- “Your Blogging Home” • Many templates to choose from (professional) • Easy for student file access • Calendar, search option • http://mrscutillo.wordpress.com • http://lopschool.wordpress.com • Class Blogmesiter- “Learning as Conversation” • Viewable by state/country • Can differentiate between teacher and student entries • http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=1425266&blogger_id=75364 (kindergarten bloggers!?)

  9. Which Blog? • Blogger/Blogspot- • Supported by Howell (you already have your user information!) • http://littlestlearners.blogspot.com/ • Edublogs- “The World’s Most Popular Education Blog” • Free, supported by educators • Good for individual student blogs • http://huzzah.edublogs.org/

  10. Student Safety and Responsible Blogging • The issue of safety is one of teachers’ and parents’ first concerns regarding blogging. • Rules, Credo, Agreement, Contract, etc. • Student-created rules- meaningful • Consequences • http://discovery0607.wikispaces.com/Discovery+Blogging+Rules • Blog about blog rules! • http://millersenglish10.blogspot.com/2007/05/responsible-blogging.html

  11. Student Safety and Responsible Blogging • Parent letter/rules only necessary if blogging is done by students or interactive • Sample letter • Administrative viewpoints

  12. Add-ins, Widgets, Tools, Extras • Vary by particular blog venue • Counters • Maps • Categories • Comments • Videos • Links • Search Capabilities • Calendars (for previous posts)

  13. Evaluating Blogs • Difficult to use as evaluative tool if not used in classroom (parent preference, resources at home) • Rubrics can be created/used • http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec296/assignments/blog_rubric.html • Students can be given a limited number of times to blog per marking period, month, year, etc.

  14. Setting up your Blog • I will demonstrate how to set up a Wordpress blog now. • I will also set up a Bloggerblog. • In your folder, you have a sheet with the different addresses of various blogs that you might be interested in setting up. • If you feel comfortable exploring on your own at this time, feel free to begin setting up your blog!

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