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Blogging for Teachers

How to Create a Teacher’s Webpage or Blog


To Blog or not to Blog, that is the question!

A presentation handout, see the presentation slides here:
http://fceblog.blogspot.com/2006/09/are-you-teacher.html

First things first: Get familiarised with what it takes to make a webpage. Perhaps you want to do something simple, perhaps you need inspiration or ideas to get started.

These links will show you possible reading pathways to slowly give shape to your ideas.

See the forest
Here is the widest picture: Just take a look at the hyperlinked outline presented in this site will give you hints about what you are about to do.

Web Style Guide 2nd edition http://www.webstyleguide.com/index.html?/. Includes planning, process, design, writing style and multimedia aspects of your webpage.

Internet Galaxy or Blogosphere: Webpages vs Blogs

What types of blogs are there?

Learn the jargon: a glossary of blargon http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/magazine/19wwln_safire.html?ex=1298005200&en=a5d06ad7e7aca6e6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

Basic terms: http://www.afb.org/blog/blog_jargon.asp

Bloglossary:http://www.blogossary.com/

How to write in a blog post
http://www.successful-blog.com/1/9-1-things-every-reader-wants-from-a-writer/

How to make your blog a success
General tips for/from bloggers about content improvement, style, layout, traffic and Adsense.

http://www.copyblogger.com/

http://performancing.com/

http://www.problogger.net/

Companies and products latest reviews of Web 2.0 world
http://www.techcrunch.com/company-index/


Tech savvy: technical aspects of blogging
Syntax: HTML Basics

Make your blog attractive looking

Narrowing the picture: Focus on the tree

Educational Blogs
Pioneers: Weblogs at Harvard
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/carraher/stories/storyReader$6

Educational Blogs database
http://educational.blogs.com/

Dmoz Directory
http://dmoz.org/Reference/Education/Instructional_Technology/Weblogs/


What are Teachers of English blogging about?

Basically three types:

- the personal experience blog: expatriates, working abroad

- the teaching blog

- CALL (using technology to support lessons) blog

List of Blogs, a blogroll

What’s next?

Trends ideas: the ipod generation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod

-You Tube http://www.youtube.com/

-i Tunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/

-My Space http://www.myspace.com/

Towards online literacy:

RSS

RSS readers are provided through sites such as Bloglines, Feedster, NewsGator, or My Yahoo! Blogs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_%28file_format%29

BBC tutorial: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm

How to skim and scan the Net

Article: How to Speed-Read the Net http://www.slate.com/id/2096660/

Tags
Social Bookmarking: a community of web-literate readers

Finding and Assessing Web Content

Reading habits

Constructing a reading pathway (my blog!)

As many online texts as readers: the hyperlink choice

Definitions of literacy from google

http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3A+literacy&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

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