Blogging in Schools

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Published on October 6, 2008

Author: dannynic

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A quick introduction to blogging in the classroom, with ideas and sample sites

http://www.lighthouse.tv/index.asp?fuseaction=subject&sbID=16

Blogging A quick guide http://www.flickr.com/photos/74225880@N00/183711327

For this session you will sign up for a WordPress account You will need to be able to access your email account to activate your blog. If you are unable to do that here, then you will need to sign up for a webmail account such as Google Mail http:// mail.google.com / (It’s actually worth signing up with Google anyway so you can Investigate Google Documents sometime)

A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log ") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log ") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog .

Blog A website you can add stuff to easily Can update from anywhere Allows discussion with your readers through comments Text, images, audio, video http:// www.commoncraft.com /blogs

A website you can add stuff to easily

Can update from anywhere

Allows discussion with your readers through comments

Text, images, audio, video

http:// www.commoncraft.com /blogs

What do I need? Access to a computer An account with a blog platform such as Blogger or Wordpress Your imagination

Access to a computer

An account with a blog platform such as Blogger or Wordpress

Your imagination

Simple, web-based system for adding posts to your blog

Why Blog? Post resources Class publication Newsletter Get students blogging Share lesson plans Share multimedia Organise events Get feedback Easy way to have a website Online discussion

Post resources

Class publication

Newsletter

Get students blogging

Share lesson plans

Share multimedia

Organise events

Get feedback

Easy way to have a website

Online discussion

How many people read your last class project?

Blogging for teachers Reflection on practise Sharing good ideas and resources Simple way of producing a newsletter Provide additional lesson info / tasks http://edublogs.org/ Anonymous / identified?

Reflection on practise

Sharing good ideas and resources

Simple way of producing a newsletter

Provide additional lesson info / tasks

http://edublogs.org/

Anonymous / identified?

http://theedublogger.edublogs.org

http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/

http://www.scittscience.co.uk/

http://year11it.blogspot.com/

http://year11it.blogspot.com/

Class Blogs http://wyatt67.edublogs.org/category/student-post/ http://room9nelsoncentral.blogspot.com /

Blogging with Students Class blogs Post student work School trip logs Journals Post question – students comment Creative writing

Class blogs

Post student work

School trip logs

Journals

Post question – students comment

Creative writing

Club newsletters http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/pivot/eco.php

http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/pivot/eco.php

School Trip Blogs http://www.ghseastcoasttrip.blogspot.com/ http://www.languagecolleges.typepad.com/

http://www.ghseastcoasttrip.blogspot.com/

Internet Safety Draw up list of rules First names only No personal info No identifying photos http:// www.budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title = Blogging_Rules http://tasteach.edublogs.org/2008/05/21/my-student-bloggers/ http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/sharingpractice/b/blogging/introduction.asp

Draw up list of rules

First names only

No personal info

No identifying photos

http:// www.budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title = Blogging_Rules

http://tasteach.edublogs.org/2008/05/21/my-student-bloggers/

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/sharingpractice/b/blogging/introduction.asp

5 top tips Use short paragraphs Use headings to break up a post Remember to hyperlink Always comment back to readers Subscribe to your own blog feed Taken from: http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/2008/04/27/ heres-my-first-five-tips-for-writing-better-blog-posts-what-are-yours/

Use short paragraphs

Use headings to break up a post

Remember to hyperlink

Always comment back to readers

Subscribe to your own blog feed

Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/92137118@N00/495685057/ Don't say or publish anything on a blog that you wouldn’t put on a postcard .

Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/92137118@N00/495685057/

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