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Web 2.0 - Blogs (How-To)

The Blogging Kraken: How to Keep Up with All Your Students' Blogs?

Blogging is about reading and about writing in digital spaces. We want students to make their learning and thinking visible. We are developing a platform and a blogging pedagogy for students to document, reflect, organize, manage their online learning records and using student work on blogs as a source for formative assessment.

- MarsEdit---Functional Blog Editor for Mac Users Looking for a Live Writer Option

MarsEdit---Functional Blog Editor for Mac Users Looking for a Live Writer Option May 30, 2014 By: J. Robinson One thing I obviously discovered immediately in my Mac conversion this weekend was my loss of Windows Live Writer, the free blogging software. I used Live Writer quite often, especially when scratching out the earliest drafts of a blog post.

MarsEdit 3

Desktop blog editing for the Mac. The best way to write, preview, and publish your blog. Free, 30-day trial: Download MarsEdit 3.6.4. Read the release notes or summary of what's new in MarsEdit 3. MarsEdit 3 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Buy now for $39.95.

Introducing Reader: Read, Discover, Follow, And Moderate

It just might be our biggest update ever! Take a look... It is in beta because we still have a few more things to add, but we wanted to get it in your hands as quickly as possible. We also would love your feedback - use this form here to share your experiences with our team.

Free Technology for Teachers: A Few Widgets To Consider Adding To Your Classroom Blog

I've been fortunate to have been invited to lead quite a few blogging workshops over the last couple of years. In nearly all of those workshops there are a few widgets that I generally recommend adding to classroom blogs and websites.

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Using Spreadsheets To Track Student Blogs

One of the questions that I am often asked about using blogs in the classroom is, "how do you keep track of them all?" Even if you have all of your students contributing to the same blog it can be difficult to keep up with all of the posts.

- 14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

- 14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

- Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning July 19, 2014 By: Silvia Tolisano Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not able to find a source of the definition...

Where to Start When Starting a Blog

There are so many platforms for blogging out there. Can you suggest a few? A. Start your search by thinking about the type of blog you want to have and how much control you want to have over the look and domain name.

Ideas for Integrating a Student Blog into Your Curriculum

When I moved this blog to Wordpress some posts did not survive, so in an effort to move some of my favorite posts with me, I will be republishing them here. This one first appeared in October, 2012. One thing I have loved about blogging and what it does for my students is how easily...

Check Out Class Blogs!

This page has been set up so you can check out different types of class blogs to get ideas for your own class blog or use it to make connections with classes in other countries.

- 6 + 1 Steps to Better Student Blogging

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

Starr Sackstein

Have you ever wanted to start a blog, but didn't know how? So my blogging diet is protein based. It's like I'm in training. Sometimes I feel like I'm writing around the clock to feed the need for content - whether it is writing about blogging in my book or producing content for 2 different blogs....

- Common Concerns With Student Blogging Answered

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

Three Tips for Classroom Blogging Projects

Just getting back to school with your students? Interested in trying to pull off a classroom blogging project this year?

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Mobile Blogging Activities for Students

One of my favorite uses of iPads, Android tablets, and cell phones is mobile blogging. Blogging apps make it possible for students to record their observations and those of others from almost anywhere ( click here for the mobile apps for the most popular blog platforms).

Helping struggling students write on blogs

Our main objective must always be choice when it comes to writing on a blog, but it may take time before some students know what to write about; they need a little lift from us. Providing a prompt to offer a starting place for new bloggers can be extremely helpful and a great way to differentiate the activity.

How to Blog Consistently Without Burning Out

I've been blogging for as long as I've been working. I started blogging shortly after I graduated from college and I've never stopped ever since. I blog for myself, I blog for a living, and I blog for self-growth and self-education. Some of the most frequent questions that I hear are: How do you keep up?

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Page Tabs to Blogger Blogs

This afternoon I received the following email from a reader who needed help with his Blogger blog. I am using Blogger.com. I c reated 7 different pages and published them, however, they are not showing up on my home page. They only way to see them is if I click on the preview option.

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Topics for School Blog Posts

I frequently hear people say, "I don't know what to write about," when I talk to them about maintaining a school or classroom blog. One of my suggestions is to think about what your students' parents want to know about. What do they ask you about at open house night or parent-teacher conferences?

Why is Blogging Important to Teaching and Learning? #EdBlogaDay | Hot Lunch Tray

Discussions @gcouros posted earlier this week The Power of a Good Lecture where he challenged the notion that 'the person talking is doing all the learning.' I happen to agree with him, allow me to clarify. I do not think they are learning as much as being transparent, revealing what they already know.

Why Educators Have to Blog

April 30, 2015 Educators are quick to tell students about the benefits of blogging, but slow to embrace them personally. Part of this is simply the immense work load educators take on these days but part of it is also the rut in which many educators find themselves in regards to approaching their work - and their students.

10 Google+ Tips for Successful Teachers

The promise that Google+ as a social networking site has offered is indeed incredible. You will see how brilliantly it creates a student-teacher relationship and manages to keep the two engaged. A teacher can successfully implement Google+ and build up engagement while teaching their kids.

20 of the Best Online Tools for Newbie Bloggers

Marshall McLuhan Proper and perfect tools are very much-needed to get tasks done. Trying to cut a tree with scissors is just insane, isn't it? First off all, no matter how much energy you put into it, it won't give you the results of the same magnitude (leaving behind only a scar on the bark of the tree, nothing else) and it's time-consuming.