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Blogs are defined by The Free Dictionary as "blog - a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies; "postings on a blog are usually in chronological order". [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/blog]
Blogging Across the Curriculum "Weblogs are increasingly being used in education by researchers, teachers, and students. Professors are keeping research blogs, requiring students to blog, or creating course weblogs. Students are keeping course blogs or personal blogs. Scholars are studying and writing about the weblog phenomenon while keeping weblogs about weblogs."
Blogs and Blogging: A Home Run for Teaching, Learning and Technology all kinds of information on blogs and their uses in the educational setting
TeacherLingo is a place where teachers can connect with other teachers from all levels. This community includes a general teacher blog as well as teacher blogs for elementary, ESL, college, high school, middle school, preschool, retired, and many more
Examples of Blogs in the Classroom:
Not all blogs are for use in the classroom! Remember the definition: "entries about their personal experiences and hobbies"? Search for a blog on a topic of interest. Where do you search? There are search engines just for this purpose. They include: Google Blog Search, Technorati, Blogscope, IceRocket, and Sphere.
To create your own blog:
Tumblr creates a "Tumblr" blog which is a 'scrapblog' of links, videos, news, and anything else that one “tumblrs” upon in your travels on the web.
Most readers receive posts from their favorite blogs by subscribing to an RSS using their feed readers. An "RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. "An RSS document, which is called a "feed," "web feed," or "channel," contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually." [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)]
Created by Linda DeVore
Last Updated Sunday, January 05, 2014