I. Blogging 101

Blurker vs. Blogger --> "successful" blogging = ACTION

A nice introduction to "blogging" by the Common Craft crew:

Some thoughts on blogging and other online learning spaces.

II. In the Classroom

Things to keep in mind:
  • writing for different audiences
  • bringing the outside in
  • creating opportunities for collaboration

Here is a list of "rules" to keep in mind when blogging with students.

*example: http://www.3rdblockmusings.wordpress.com

III. Professional Growth and Reflection

Things to keep in mind:
  • creating a network
  • developing/sharing new ideas
  • REFLECTING

*example: http://www.englishteacher2.wordpress.com

IV. Helpful Resources

A good, basic overview of blogging
Fun blogging terms
The Edublogger: Tips, tricks, and ideas
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson

V. Various Blogging Sites

Wordpress
Blogger
Edublogs
Scrapblog

*Feel free to email meif you have any questions/comments!