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Social Software Stuff
Intro to Social Software
Creating your Web 2.0 Classroom
More other Stuff
My Other Wikis
Open Space Conference
STF Local Ideas
Digital Photography 101
Ideas and Thoughts From an Edtech
What is a blog?
A blog or weblog is a website that is:
places content in reverse chronological order
requires no knowledge of html
one click publishing
comments provide for interaction
Why should I care?
Opportunity to build relationship and connection with:
students, parents, other teachers, etc...
Archived entries make permanent record of content
Perfect way to model writing and communication
How do I start?
Determine your purpose:
collection of links
extension of the classroom
Post regularly. Not only for your readers benefit but for yours.
Let others know about your blog.
Individual and Group
is a service designed for educator
Classroom Blog Examples
Mrs. Sanborn's Grade 5 class
(Grade 1) 8 minute video below...
Parisi's Conversation Corne
r (Grade 5)
The Idea Hive
AP Calculus: Without Bounds
Applied Math 40S
Breaking Down Barriers
Extreme Biology Blog
Fisch Algebra 2010-2011
The Kneighborhood of Knowledge
Mr. Crisp's Geography Class
Mr. Kampmann's Online Classroom
Handheld Conference Blog
For Classrooms (teacher manages and approves each blog)
Blog Search Tools
Google Blog Search
(aggregates and categorizes blog searches from several search engines)
7 Things you should know about weblogs
Blogging Tools Overview
Top Ten Habits of Bloggers
What if we didn't have our blog?
Educational Blogging video Part 1
Educational Blogging video Part 2
Best Blogs for classroom teachers:
(Will Richardson is former teacher from New Jersey who advocates for changes in education)
(Ewan works for East Lothian Schools in Scotland...innovative thinker)
(Clarence is a middle years teacher in northern Manitoba who shares great insights from his classroom)
(Darren teaches high school math and is constantly looking for new ways to engage students)
(Jeff teaches at an American School in Shanghai and shares his ideas on learning 2.0)
Teach and Learn
(Konrad Glogowski is a middle years teacher in Toronto who is passionate about his students creating connections...deep thinker)
Speed of Creativity
(Wes Fyer is an education advocate for AT&T. He is a prolific blogger with oodles of great stuff)
Edu Blog Insights
(Anne Davis works at the university level but also has many projects with elementary schools)
(David Warlick is a renowned speaker who writes about a changing landscape and searches to tell new stories of learning)
Cool Cat Teacher
(Vicki Davis is a middle school/high school teacher who has her students involved in many projects
(Andy Carvin writes on education for PBS)
Ideas and Thoughts
My family blog
(just to show another use for blogs)
Tips on Growing Your Readership
Lots of Links. Others come to you because you link to them.
Feature stories about other's postings.
Comment as more than you post.
Be vulnerable and honest. Be interesting.
Write regularly. Keep them coming back for more.
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