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:
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
How to write in a blog post
How to make your blog a success
General tips for/from bloggers about content improvement, style, layout, traffic and Adsense.
Companies and products latest reviews of Web 2.0 world
Tech savvy: technical aspects of blogging
Syntax: HTML Basics
Make your blog attractive looking
Narrowing the picture: Focus on the tree
Pioneers: Weblogs at Harvard
Educational Blogs database
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
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 readers are provided through sites such as Bloglines, Feedster, NewsGator, or My Yahoo! Blogs.
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/
Social Bookmarking: a community of web-literate readers
Finding and Assessing Web Content
Constructing a reading pathway (my blog!)
As many online texts as readers: the hyperlink choice
Definitions of literacy from google