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Blog If You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education
Educational Technology and Life
What is a blog?
What is the read/write web?
What do these technologies mean for you and your students?
Pets and Babies: See Clark's blog as an example of a multimedia (niche) blog:
Create an Account at
(or use your existing Google Account)
Or, Create an Account at
The One-Way Web
Powerful resource for educators and students, but…
Information moves from publishers to consumers
Information cannot be edited
The Two-Way Web
It is now as easy to create as it is to consume.
Anyone can publish, share, and change information
This is changing our world!
Web + Log = weblog or “we blog”
If you can email, you can blog.
Blogs allow visitors to comment.
Teacher web sites
Class web sites
Connect with Authors and Experts
(Link now dead.)
UPDATE: The Story -
(See Global Awareness and Cultural Literacy Through Electronic Dialog)
(Also, don't miss
David Warlick's blog
Vicki Davis' blog
Subject Specific Examples
Middle School Examples
(for CLMS from my colleagues on Twitter)
Reflection: Add your comment to
our demo blog
How might you use a blog or blogs with your class?
What are your next steps?
Edublogs Video Tutorials
A blog about
! (Including more videos.)
Practice: Read, Reflect, Write, Respond...
Google Blog Search
Dr. Wagner's subscriptions
Read (Or Do), Reflect, Write, Respond
Develop voice (and identity)
Make a contribution
Blog as a backup brain
25 Basic Styles of Blogging (and when to use each one)
Engagement and Motivation
Reflection and Metacognition
Threats and Cyber-bullying
Intellectual Property (Check out
for alternative licensing.)
Fraud and Identity Theft
Stalkers and Predators
Free Speech Concerns
Lack of Understanding
More Internet Awareness and Safety Resources:
More on the legal and privacy issues surrounding blogging and other digital media:
Citizen Journalism and Citizen Police Work
Safety Tips for Students
Safety Tips for Parents
Communication and Empathy
What do you see as obstacles to your use of blogs in your class?
What might you do to overcome these obstacles?
Online Evaluation (Not Currently Open)
Blog Search Engines:
Google Blog Search
- Subscribe to blogs (and other "Feeds") so that the updates come to you!
- A wiki is a website that visitors can edit, making it another two-way collaboration tool.
- A podcast is like a blog with audio or video. Create your own online radio or TV show!
- Join a global learning community and feel good about it... while social microblogging!
Learning to Network & Networking to Learn: Beyond The Tools -
*Thanks to Lisa Thuman and her PLN for this update.
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