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Blogs: A Web 2.0 Teaching Tool Facilitator: Reba Gordon Matthews Site Ed. Tech Johnson Magnet School


Classroom Blogs: A Web 2.0 Teaching Tool

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Hands-On Workshop Link: http://157staffdevblog.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/lxZtZg

Agenda January 25, 2011 Before Workshop Tasks

Sign-up for the Blogging Tools Identify yourself as a Novice or Proficient Tech User (On Laptop) Blue Sticky – Novice Yellow Sticky – Proficient Think of a name for your blog

1:30 – 1:40

Workshop Goals and Objectives (Optional) Follow Along “Online” on the 157 Staff Dev Blog

1:40 – 1:50

Description of Workshop Format: Facilitating the Workshop from a Blog

1:50

What is a Blog? Why Blog?

- 2:10

Videos: ƒ What is a Blog – CommonCraft (3 min) ƒ Blogger – BloggerHelp (3 min) Quick Show of other Educational Blogs (see blog sidebar) Review (2) of R. Matthews’ Blogs & Parts (see blog sidebar) Learn the parts of a blog & how they work 2:10 -2:30

“Create Your Blog in 5 minutes Flat”

2:30 – 3:15

Hands-On Blogging Workshop

3:00 – 3:20

Workshop Accountability: • Collecting the “urls” of teachers’ blogs – Reba

3:20 – 3:30

Showcase some of the New (in progress) Johnson Blogs Student Blogging Info Video: (if time) KidBlog.org – (3min)

3:20 – 3:30

Debrief / Questions


Blog Workshop Resource Links

Google: http://www.google.com Blogger- General Blog: (Step One) http://www.blogger.com/ Blogger in Draft – (if you want pgs in blog) – (Step 2) Proficient Users (optional) http://draft.blogger.com Reba Gordon Matthews’ Blogs: Workshop Blog: “157 Staff Development Blog” http://157staffdevblog.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/lxZtZg Professional Blog: “Techie Lab Teacher Blogspot” http://techielabteacher.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/eR0GcT Classroom Blog: “Project Research Lab Blog” http://msaplab.blogspot.com/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/l6wh8I Kidblog.org (work in progress) Kid Safe & Friendly Blogging Area Test Blog Area: http://kidblog.org/TestClassroom/ Short Link: http://bit.ly/fjl4MB Research Lab Blog Area (Grades 3 -5) Short Link: http://bit.ly/stemblog

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4 Blog Workshop Resource Links (cont.)

Blogging Objects and Embedding Resources Voki: Talking voice character or avatar http://www.voki.com/create.php issuu: Online service that turns your uploaded docs into a polished magazinelike format. http://issuu.com/home SlideShare: Online service where users can upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF documents. http://www.slideshare.net/ AuthorStream: Online platform for sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet. Allows you to download them as videos. Also keeps the animation feature active in the presentation. http://www.authorstream.com/ Bit.ly: Shortens your links and you can share them w/others easier http://bit.ly/ VoiceThread: Transforms pictures, docs, video into a collaborative space with video, voice, and text comments http://voicethread.com/


5 Blog Workshop Resource Links (cont.)

Example of a VoiceThread on my blog: “The 5-Step Writing Process”

Link: http://techielabteacher.blogspot.com/2011/01/5-step-writingprocess.html Short Link: http://bit.ly/hvdrvX

Other Blogging Resources BES Blogs – Parent Info on Blogging Berthoud Elementary School in Berthoud, Colorado http://blogs.berthoudelementary.com/parents/ Other Educational Classroom Blogs Miss McMillian’s Blog http://mcmillan.wordpress.com/ Creative Cougar http://creativecougar.blogspot.com/ Blog Dogs http://hccweb2.org/3s2010/ Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog Kndg – 1st Grade Class Blog http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337


6 Blog Workshop Resource Links (cont.)

EXCELLENT Technology Resource Blog Free Technology 4 Teachers by Richard Bryne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ Edublog Winner for: Best Individual Blog Best Resource Sharing Blog Best Educational Tech Support Blog

Edublog Teacher Challenge: – 30 Day Online Blogging Prof. Dev. (Complete tasks at your own pace) Link: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/challenges/ Shorten Link: http://bit.ly/g0n1G4

2010 Edublog Awards: Leaders in the Web 2.0 Tech Arena (blogs, webinars, podcasting, wiki, virtual worlds, video, tech support, PLNs – Personal Learning Networks, etc.) Link: http://edublogawards.com/announcing-the-2010-edublog-awardswinners/ Shorten Link: http://bit.ly/gkdMiL

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