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iMET Toolbox Introduction to Blogs iMET Toolbox: Blog blog-0-rama WebLog bloggers blogosphere edublog blogmania blogging iMET Toolbox: Blog Introduction to Blogs What is a blog? Current state of the blog-o-sphere. How are blogs being used in the classroom?

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iMET Toolbox

Introduction to Blogs

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iMET Toolbox: Blog

blog-0-rama

WebLog

bloggers

blogosphere

edublog

blogmania

blogging

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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • Introduction to Blogs
    • What is a blog?
    • Current state of the blog-o-sphere.
    • How are blogs being used in the classroom?
    • How will we use a blog in EDTE 280?
    • How can I create my own blogger account?
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • What is a blog? A blog is an online diary or journal on the web. Accessible anywhere there is an Internet connection.
  • The word ‘blog’ is a shortened version of the term ‘WebLog’. web log >>> weblog >>> we blog >>> blog
  • See Wikipedia for a detailed history.
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • Current state of the blog-o-sphere. Blogs are changing the journalistic and political landscape by enabling writers across the world to express their views on a worldwide scale. Anyone, anytime, anywhere can publish their thoughts and ideas to a global audience.
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • Technorati – search engine for blogs
  • Weekend Edition Saturday, August 12, 2006 · A "state of the blogosphere" report from Technorati founder Dave Sifry says 175,000 new blogs are created each day. Sifry finds that about 55 percent continue blogging on a regular basis. The blogosphere is doubling in size every five to seven months.
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • Why use a blog? A blog provide a convenient place for spontaneous writing, a place to record and/or share ideas with others. Blogs provide a forum to express views. Others can be invited to participate in the discussion thereby increasing the level of discourse.
  • Currently 51.9 million blogs (8.12.06)
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • How are blogs being used in the classroom?
    • Websites
    • Journals
      • reflective writing (personal or with students as part of a classroom assignment.)
      • to keep a record of events
      • to record observations for your research project (hint, hint…)
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • Examples:
    • Mrs. Dibble’s Chemistry Class http://dibbleschem.blogspot.com
    • My Action research journal http://myarjournal.blogspot.com/
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • How will we use a blog in EDTE 280?
    • iMET9 – Needs, Wants, Gots!!!
    • http://imet9csus.blogspot.com/
  • How can I create my own blog account?
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iMET Toolbox: Blog
  • How can I create my own blogger account?
    • How to:
      • Create your own blog (tutorial link is located on the right hand side of the iMET 9 Needs, Wants, Gots!!! Blog)
      • Tutorial
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IMET Toolbox: Blog
  • IMET 9 blog
    • The ‘wants / needs / gots’ blog is located at http://imet9csus.blogspot.com/
      • When we have your email address you will be added as a member. Then you will be able to create and respond to posts.
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IMET Toolbox: Blog
  • Go ahead - create your own blog and start blogging!
    • Blogger: http://www.blogger.com/start
    • Tutorial: http://dbchem.net/videos/blog/blogger_signup/blogger_signup.html