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What is Educational Blogging and why do it?
defines a blog as, "A
(usually shortened to
, but occasionally spelled web log or weblog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles, most often in reverse chronological order."
In a nutshell, , blogs are about communicating. You have an experience, reflect on it, and then write about it. Other people read your reflections and respond either by commenting or writing their own blog article. You read different perspectives and sometimes learn through another lens, then often write some more.
From Steve Hargadon's
Support Blogging Site
Blogging is about reading and writing.
eLiteracy is about reading and writing.
Blogging is about literacy.
ACTIVITY: What are the "rules" that bloggers should follow? Find out at
and discuss with a neighbor. Add your thoughts to the discussion board.
How do we use them?
ACTIVITY: Take a look at
John Pederson's Blog
questions for student responses....practice by responding to one of them.
for a list of Educational Bloggers: Included Edubloggers, Teachers who blog with students, Classes, etc...
STUDENT BLOG PROJECT
Q: HOW do I KEEP UP with it all?
ACTIVITY: Visit the following links for excellent information on integrating blogs in your classroom:
Blogs in Education
ACTIVITY: Brainstorm ways that you envision blogs being integrated into your classroom. Post your ideas on the discussion tab at the top of the page.
Blogs Hosting Services:
Edublogs & Learner Blogs
Nice for teacher / student published blogs because different author privileges will be set.
SAMPLE LEARNER BLOG PROJECT: Ken Rodoff, Springfield School District
Hamlet Blog Project
Visit this wikipage to see the blogs his students kept in the voice of the characters from Hamlet.
Blogger/ blogspot: GOOGLE'S BLOG SERVICE
David Warlick's Class Blogmeister-
Primary Classblogmeister Example
and think about what blogging policy you want to implement in your classroom creating a permission form/ Acceptable Use for Blogging in your classroom
help on how to format text
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