Sunday, December 18, 2005 


This workshop has been modified since its original posting.

This morning's agenda:
  1. Review
  2. Read
  3. Construct
  4. Customize
  5. Share
*We may be joined by some special guests throughout the morning.

What is a blog?

  • A blog or weblog is a website that is:
    • updated regularly
    • places content in reverse chronological order
    • subscribeable
    • requires no knowledge of html
    • one click publishing
    • comments provide for interaction
Why should I care?
  • Opportunity to build relationship and connection with:
    • students, parents, other teachers, etc...
  • Archived entries make permanent record of content
  • Perfect way to model writing and communication
How do I start?
  • Determine your purpose:
    • information only
    • collection of links
    • reflective practice
    • extension of the classroom
  • Post regularly. Not only for your readers benefit but for yours.
  • Let others know about your blog.
  • Services:
    • Blogger is the most popular service
    • Edublogs is a service designed for educator

Types of Educational Weblogs

Other resources: