What’s in a blog? – Kerrie Smith :
this was created as a handout for the 2008 CEGSA conference
- Why blog? – what would I get out of blogging?
- What makes a good blog?
- How do I get started? Where can I blog?
- What is a blog roll?
- How do I watch blogs of others?
- Support groups
- Tools to use in your blog
- Using blogs with students
- Professional development
- Be part of a learning community
- Chart your professional journey
What makes good blog?
- Short paragraphs
- Comment on the comments
- Subscribe to your own feed
by Christine Martell
The F reading pattern – reading for web content
- Readers first read in a horizontal movement across the top of the page
- Then a little further down the page, horizontally again
- Then in a vertical movement down the left side
- Users won’t read your post word for word
- The first 2 paragraphs are the most important
- Start headings, paragraphs, and bullet points with information-carrying words
Getting Started: Places where you can set up your blog
Layout, difficulty of use, and basic tools vary from blog to blog
- RSS Readers & Aggregators
e.g. http://rssreader.com or http://www.feedreader.com/
- Google IG
- Friend feed
Using blogs with students
- Authentic audience
- Connections between home and school
- Celebrating achievements
- Engagement with web 2.0 tools
- Free up the writing process
- Encourage communication
- Feedback from others through comments
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