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  1. Blogging for School Libraries Deb Hanson Lee County School District Media Training January 27, 2010

  2. What is a blog? • A web-based log or journal • A conversation • A public forum • A place to reflect on what you learn and how you think • A place to ask and answer questions Blogs in Plain English by CommonCraft

  3. Why Your Library Should Blog

  4. Builds Advocacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/njla/3839205207/

  5. Builds Community http://www.flickr.com/photos/maintainitproject/3019813899/

  6. Keeps You Current

  7. Engages Students http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingwii/2830551203/

  8. Connect globally

  9. So what to do…

  10. Starting Your Own Blog… • Go to the Lee County Media 21C wiki http://21stcenturyinfolit.wikispaces.com/ and click on the Blogging page

  11. Explore and then create… Edublogs.org

  12. Edublogs.org

  13. Login and change your password…

  14. More Discussion settings

  15. Appearance tab…theme

  16. Appearance tab…widgets

  17. Change your welcome post • and change the default comment… • And then…

  18. Blog Rules: Stay Safe First • No last names; nicknames OK • No photos of you • No personal information – email, address, anything… • Stick to topic

  19. Go visit your site…

  20. For more info on how to use your Edublogs blog… • Videos: http://edublogs.org/videos/ • PDF How-to’s: http://help.edublogs.org/getting-started-with-edublogs/

  21. Questions? Now it’s your turn…