Blogging

Blogging is passion of new generation Every youth is moving towards new trends of blogging and social media.
It is also useful for business too.

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.

Definition:

Blog/WebLog: a web page containing brief, chronologically arranged items of information. A blog can take the form of a diary, journal, what's new page, or links to other web sites.
Peter Scott, Internet Librarian 2001

From an education perspective the availability and ease of use of blogging software makes creating blogs a viable classroom activity and a means for teachers to communicate with other teachers.



Getting Started Teachers working with Blogs suggest that teachers should try out the Blog software before using it with students.
Free blogging software

Microblogging In microblogging, also referred to as themed IM (Instant Messaging), users write brief updates, usually limited to less than 200 characters, and publish them via a web browser based service, email or mobile devices. Popular microblogging services include:
The practical usefulness of many microblogging services depends on the individual user creating and interacting with a Personal Learning Network [PLN] of professional colleagues.
Bookjewel [Julie Squires] discusses her developing PLN in her blog post I have a PLN...Who knew?
Further reading is available at:

Collaborative blogs Collaborative blogs, also known as Group Blogs, publish posts written by multiple users.
  • Student 2.0 is an excellent example of a group blog authored by students.
We are students: the ones who come to school every day, raise our hands with safe questions, and keep our heads down. Except, now we have a voice—a strong voice—to share our ideas through a global network.
This YouTube video introduces the blog's young authors.

 

 
 
 

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