Blogs

Subpages: Create a blog | Teachers’ Blogs

  What is a blog?

Wikipedia: A blog (short for web log) is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs provide commentary   or news on a particular subject and can take on many forms. It can   be used a an online diary or as a place to provide commentary on   your favourite topics. A typical blog combines text, images, and   links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its   topic. Blogs also provide readers with the option to leave comments,   which makes it possible to start a discussion about a particular   topic that was blogged about. According to Technorati, the   Blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months. The importance of  blogs in education has been widely blogged about and many online conferences has been dedicated to exploring the possibilities of blogs in learning and teaching, So let’s explore some blogs before we  create our own.

  Educational Blogs

Let us first investigate some educational blogs that are floating around the Blogoshere…

Blogging tools
  • Edublog  
    See How to do a blog using Edublogger or
    View a  brief tutorial showing how to get an edublogs account (Youtube)
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  • Blogger  (see helpguide) (You cant’s create pages but this one is easy for to embed videos…)
  • WordPress 9If you would like to install a blogging platform on your school intranet)
  • iblog (local blog)
Questions:
  • How can I use a Blog for teaching and learning?
  •  Could we use a blog instead of a school website or to create a school website?
  • Share some blog ideas
  Articles & Blogging resources:

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