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Blogs Training and Educational Resources

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A Hands-on Instruction to Blogs (for ASDN Educators 2011)

 

Web Logs- called Blogs, number roughly over 20 million with 60 million people regularly reading blogs.  There are many innovative educational and business models and applications. View the two videos below to quickly understand how they work and how handy RSS can be.

 

 

Never have so many written so much to be read by so few.

 

VIEW these three minute introductory videos at the place to begin.

 

Video: Blogs in Plain English

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Video: RSS in Plain English

 

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RECOMMENDED RSS READER: Go to Google.com and create a Gmail account, and create a Google Reader account.

 

 

More such tutorials are at  Common Craft

 

Take a look at blog at http://loneeagleconsulting.com - note the widgets that connect to Voki.com (click the right arrow for your Voki message) and the slideshow, and the videos at the bottom connecting to a youtube channel.  At most free blog creation sites are widgets and add-ons that you can drag and drop onto your blog's columns to instantly add cool features, and noteably the content you've already posted on other sites. Everything is becoming interconnected at an accelerated rate. You've seen facebook and twitter links appear on almost every webpage, blog, etc, in just the past few years?

 

What is a Widget?

 http://www.widgets-gadgets.com/2007/08/what-is-web-widget.html

 

Everyone is using Widgets and you can google up "What is a widget" youtube videos, or instructions at any free blog site.

 

LESSON TASK:

NOW if you don't already have a blog you need to create one to promote your new skills and business (or to just play around with inserting videos, graphics, etc. Both links are owned by Google, the largest tech company in the world and the best source for lots of free web tools, and for advertising options to put ads on your pages so they will send you checks related to pennies per ad click.

For more: Google labs http://labs.google.com

 

Blogger

https://www.blogger.com/start

 

Blogspot

www.blogspot.com

 

BETTER BLOGS AT TUMBLER?: 

There is always something new and better popping up, and many people will tell you
http://www.tumblr.com  is better.

 

Logically, someone will create service than condenses all the best blog posts by topic, and will intend to make some money doing so, such as Guy Kawasaki's http://alltop.com blog aggregator.

 

Get a Google Gmail account and set up GOOGLE’s RSS READER:

Go to Google.com and create a Gmail account (required,) and create a Google Reader account, (required.)

 

While some people go to blogs to read new postings and add their comments, most use RSS Readers to subscribe to the blogs they like, such that all new postings are neatly collected inside their RSS Reader for whenever they might like to read them.

 

Google has outstanding tools for educators http://google.com/edu  and is suddenly buying up dozens of educational companies. Yes, you do need a google account, and all their tools will be integrated to increase efficiency. You’ll want to know about Google Docs – to easily share editable documents with your students, and Google Groups, to create private or public spaces for education.

(Coming in later lessons)

 

Briefly look over the blog search engine (Techorati) and aggregator (Alltop)

Logically, someone will create service than condenses all the best blog posts by topic, and

will intend to make some money doing so, such as Guy Kawasaki's http://alltop.com blog aggregator.

 

One of the most popular Blog aggregator search tools is:

Technorati

http://technorati.com  a search engine for blogs, get to know this site to become an expert in a hurry...For resources and information on Blog search and Photo blogs and much more

 

Technorati Media (Social Media)

http://technoratimedia.com  

The Most Powerful Moms in Social Media and Everybody Loves a Blogger


How to Change the World
http://blog.guykawasaki.com 
1 day ago – A practical blog for impractical people. ... @GuyKawasaki (his twitter link) is having a blast on Google+.

Check it out http://gplus.to/kawasaki. G+ Profile ...    His Google+ social media site
http://www.guykawasaki.com/  Yada Yada, more of more.
Guy Kawasaki · Enchantment · Visit the Enchantment Facebook Page  His Facebook page.

 

One of the most popular Blog aggregator search tools is:

Technorati

http://techorati.com A a search engine for blogs, get to know this site to become an expert in a hurry...

For resources and information on Blog search and Photo blogs and much more

 

 

 

 

Here are three amazing blogs by talented ladies at the NMSU College of Extended Learning reflecting a mix of social networking, e-learning tools and resources. You’ll find many of their resources, webinars, Moodle courses, Widgets and much more in this wiki.

 

Julia Parra’s blog

http://juliaparra.blogspot.com

 

Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz's blog

http://technologyadventures.blogspot.com/

 

Bethany Bovard's blogs

http://tektrek.wordpress.com   

http://tektrekker.vox.com/

 

CEL's Introductory Blog Resource http://distance.nmsu.edu/externals/plunge/blogs/index.html

 

More Free Blogs:

 

Wordpress

www.wordpress.com

 

Vox Free Blogs

http://www.vox.com/ - a free site suggested by one of the leaders of blogging with students at a recent computer educators conference.

 

Spiral Notebook Blogs

http://www.edutopia.org/spiralnotebook Explore directly how effective blogs can be for maintaining peer professional development networks.

 

RSS feeds for Edutopia Content

http://feeds.feedburner.com/EdutopiaNewContent

 

 Free Blogs for Education and Matching Services for International Multiclassroom PBL projects

 

21classes

http://www.21classes.com  – this is a relatively new site that also has teacher controls.  Designed as a blog portal, this site seems to have the capability of creating separate student blogs that are attached to the teacher blog.  It, too, has controls which allow the teacher to decide how public or private their student writing will be to web users. 

 

Edublogs

http://edublogs.org/ - another free site that hosts education blogs.  It doesn’t appear to have the ability to restrict who can view the postings.  Very easy to sign up to begin.  This site also provides a wiki site as well.  The wiki can be set to private so that only those given the password can access it.  This private setting is only available to registered edublog users. The Edublog Awards Site  http://edublogawards.com/2007/

 

Epals

www.epals.com   Offering free blogs and international project-based learning multipclassroom projects.

 

Class Blogmeister

http://classblogmeister.com

 a free classroom blogging tool, and more.

 

Outstanding Educational Blogs by Educators Turned Consultants

 

Will Richardson’s Blog

http://weblogg-ed.com/

 

Wes Frye’s blog, Moving at the speed of creativity

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/  digital storytelling

 

Stephen Downes blog 

http://www.downes.ca

 

Andy Carvin's blogs

www.pbs.org/learningnow  www.andycarvin.com (blog)

 

David Warlick’s blogs

http://classblogmeister.com/ - designed as part of his Landmark project. 

http://landmark-project.com/  www.davidwarlick.com  (personal blog)

 

 

View one or more of the archived one hour "Blogging in the Classroom" webinars at http://webinars.nmsu.edu/achives and review their blogging resources in the resources section.

 

NMSU/CEL Blogging Resources http://webinars.nmsu.edu/resources.html

Rich resources on educational uses of wikis, blogs, podcasting and more. 

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