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Edublogs @ Caroline Chisholm Catholic College. A Learning and Teaching Tool. Overview of Edublogs Professional Learning Days. Tuesday 8 th Dec: Edublogs Plenary Wednesday 9 th Dec: Workshop 1 & 2 Thursday 10 th Dec: Workshop 3 Friday 11 th Dec: Student Learning Portfolios

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overview of edublogs professional learning days
Overview of Edublogs Professional Learning Days
  • Tuesday 8th Dec: Edublogs Plenary
  • Wednesday 9th Dec: Workshop 1 & 2
  • Thursday 10th Dec: Workshop 3
  • Friday 11th Dec: Student Learning Portfolios

Please refer to EOYPL Program for times and venue

overview of plenary
Overview of Plenary
  • What is a blog?
  • Using blogs as a learning and teaching tool
  • Pilot Project
  • Blogging for teachers
  • Edublogs Campus
what is a blog
What is a Blog?
  • Blogs are classified as a Web 2.0 tool.
  • Web 2.0 Tools is the term for ‘Advanced Internet Technologies and Applications.’
  • Blogs in plain English(
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What is a Blog?
  • The term “blog” is short for web log.
  • A blog is a chronologically ordered series of Web site updates, written and organised like a traditional diary.
  • It can contain images, audio and other forms of media.
  • Blogs invite readers to comment on what has been said.
using blogs as a learning and teaching tool
Using Blogs as a Learning and Teaching Tool

“Blogs provide a communication space that teachers can utilise with students whenever there is a curriculum need to develop writing, share ideas and reflect on work being undertaken in the classroom.”

pilot project
Pilot Project


  • To evaluate the effectiveness of blogs as a teaching and learning tool.
  • To empower students to be responsible for and to personalise their learning through the use of digital portfolios.
blogging for teachers
Blogging for Teachers
  • An informational resource.
  • An instructional resource.
  • Incorporate curriculum links to extend the reach of student resources.
  • To archive and access teacher materials and resources in the future.
  • A discussion forum.
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Blogging for Teachers
  • KWE
  • SMC
  • JDI
  • Education Support
  • VCA
blogging in 2010
Blogging in 2010

“21st century learning is not about gathering information but about knowing how to act on it, knowing what questions to ask of it and being able to thinking critically about content and origin.”

  • 2009 – Pilot Project

- Staff Professional Learning

  • 2010 – Teacher Blogs

- Year 9 Student Learning Portfolios

edublogs campus
Edublogs Campus

CCCC Edublogs Campus (can be accessed via College intranet).

Benefits of Edublogs Campus:

  • Allows blogs to be centralised, created and managed within our domain, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College
  • Academically focused plugins, designs and features
  • Ability to create and manage hundreds of blogs
  • Ability to control matters of privacy
  • Tracking content users, usage and visitors
  • Transforming professional development 
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Edublogs Campus

Teachers are provided with an account


Blog Title: Vanessa Catania’s Blog

Username: vcatania

Password: auto-generated

sample email
Sample Email

Dear User,

Your new CCCC Edublogs Campus blog has been successfully set up at:

You can log in to the administration site with the following information:

Username: ksmith

Password: ********

Login Here:

To help you get started you may wish to refer to edublogs support materials:

Please make regular reference to the blogs.cccc site of for updates, information,

resources and support:

We hope you enjoy your new blog!

--CCCC Edublogs Campus

thank you
Thank you
  • Pilot Group: KWE, SMC, JDI, LHA, AQU, JMC, Anita Dodson, Leanne Azzopardi, Erin Clayton
  • Facilitators: MGU, LSW, JRA, ABR, SMC, Anita Dodson
  • Special Mention: JPA, NBR