Will Richardson Talks About Blogs

Ok, So What is a Blog?

"A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions. Really, it's anything you want it to be. For our purposes we'll say that a blog is your own Web site that you are going to update on an ongoing basis." (Blog Basics)

Blog entries are displayed in reverse chronological order. Older entries are usually archived an accessible through an easy-to-find menu.

Blog is a short form for the word weblog and the two words are used interchangeably.

More Blog Vocabulary

(Blog Basics)

Blog (n)
a journal or diary that is on the Internet
I track educational technology blogs with an RSS feed.
Blogger (n)
a person who keeps a blog
There are many bloggers who write about their experiences using Web 2.0 tools
in their classrooms.
Blog (v)
to write a blog
I need to set aside time to blog at least once a week.
Blogging (v)
the action of writing a blog
Blogging helps me organize my thoughts.

Learn More About Blogs

Some Educational Technology Blogs to Explore

Other Educational Blogs

Finding Educational Technology Blogs

Will Richardson~The Power of Blogging

Blogger--a free, Google Tool
Blogger Tour
Video Tutorial....How To Use Blogger

Blogs as Teacher and Student Collaboration Tools Workshop Link


Examples of Classroom Blogs

Mrs Kolbert's Class Blog
HillCrest High Patriots Faculty Blog
Speaking of History
Room 12..8 year old class from Auckland, New Zealand
Mrs Muñoz's Class Blog
Middle School Classroom Blogs

Blog Resources for Further Exploration

Integrating Blogging Effectively
Avoid the Five Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students
10 Ways to Use Your Edublog to Teach
Discussing Blog Design in Fifth Grade
Blog Rules for Teachers Who Blog
Rubric for Grading Student Blog Entries
Blogging in the Elementary Classroom

Blogs...lots of resources