Julia Zangl Colby Wiki

Topic: Blogs


Definition:
  • Website where entries are made in journal style.
  • Online diaries.
  • Most blogs are primarily reflections, comments or news on a subject; some containing photographs, videos, audio, and links to other blogs.
  • Creates a collaborative learning community.
  • Can help support and enhance the development of reading, writing, and the language arts.


Where Can I Get a Blog:
http://edublogs.org for TEACHERS and STUDENTS
http://www.blogger.com
http://www.blogmeister.com


Helpful Resources:

Resources on General Blogging:

Blogging Brochure created by Julia Zangl Colby, MMEHMCPS:
external image msword.png BloggingBrochure.doc
Blogging Tools, David Warlick, Landmark Project: http://davidwarlick.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.BloggingTools
Coming of Age: An Introduction to the NEW World Wide Web (an online downloadable book in pdf format about Web 2.0 in education): http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/files/Coming_of_age.pdf


Resources on Blogging with EduBlogs:
EduBlog Manual: http://startyourownblog.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/EdublogsManual.pdf
Setting up a Blog with EduBlogs, David Warlick, Landmark Project: http://landmark-project.com/workshops/handouts/edublogs_setup.pdf
http://blogfolio.kboan.com/2006/05/18/edublogs-wordpress-workshop/
Willard Schools Handout on Edublogs: http://www.willard.k12.mo.us/co/tech/blog.htm
EduBlogs Blogging Handout: http://freidhof.fts.educ.msu.edu/Tech_Handouts/tech_handouts.htm
WordPress Blogging Handout: http://blogfolio.kboan.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/wordpress.pdf
Edublogs Videos (Introduction, Writing Posts & Pages, Picture Perfect Presentation, and Plugins): http://edublogs.org/videos
Joe Freidhoff's Tech Handout Page with an excellent video tutorial: http://freidhof.fts.educ.msu.edu/Tech_Handouts/tech_handouts.htm#Edublogs
Step-by-Step Video Tutorial for Edublogs: http://teachteach.com/workshop/
Excellent Video Tutorials on Creating an Edublog, Dashboard, Writing a Post, Writing a Page, Moderating Comments, and Changing Theme:
http://miketemple123.edublogs.org/2007/02/26/first-steps/


Resources on Blogging with Blogger:
http://help.blogger.com
Setting up a Blog with Blogger, David Warlick, Landmark Project: http://landmark-project.com/workshops/handouts/setting_up_blogger_account.pdf


Searching for Blogs:


Ideas for Using Blogs in Education:
Encyclopedia of Educational Technology: Blogging Techniques for the K-12 Classroom http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/bloggingtech/index.htm
EduBlogs 10 Ways to Use Your Blog to Teach: http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/


Blog Evaluation and Rubric:
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Critical Evaluation of a Weblog: http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalblog.pdf
San Diego State University Blog Rubric: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec296/assignments/blog_rubric.html


Educational Bloggers:
Technology in the Education Area (Julia Zangl Colby) http://jzcolby.edublogs.org
Beth's Thoughts on Technology in the Classroom (Beth Knittle) http://www.bethknittle.net/WP_Blog/
Cool Cat Teacher Blog (Vicki Davis) http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
Moving at the Speed of Creativity (Wesley Fryer) http://www.speedofcreativity.org/
Bud the Teacher (Bud Hunt) http://budtheteacher.typepad.com/bud_the_teacher/
2 Cents Worth (David Warlick) http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson) http://weblogg-ed.com/
Great Kindergarten Blog http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=51141
There are so so many more and with time I will note more of my favorites.