Back to Basics (which is exactly where I was 12 months ago!!)
Tomorrow, Jess McCulloch and I have been asked to present at the “Grass ICT PD” day at Casterton. We are preparing a short keynote address to kickstart the day off. Our role is to simply introduce wikis, nings and blogs to the audience “as most of the teachers have never heard of, let alone seen any of these….”. So, I am talking on “What is a blog?” (If anyone reads this post, I would really appreciated feedback and further comments.) The following shows the pattern that my address will take. I have used linked examples primarily from my blog and those of my students.
What is a Blog?
In simple terms, a blog is a web page where what you write on the front page goes in chronological order.
Other pages can be created and added, but are static eg “about me page”
It can be:-
- Online journal/diary
- A collaborative space (and another example)
- an outlet for commentaries and opinions
- a collection of resources with appropriate hyperlinks
- lesson plans
whatever you would like it to be really.
So, let’s walk through a blog and find some
- collaboration evidence
and now………let’s get started!
This is the powerpoint presentation version of the above.