Getting Started With Blogging in Education

At its simplest, blogging allows anyone to create and update their own website with ease! Yet the full implications for blogging in education are still being discovered.....

Our task over the next hour or two involves only a few small steps:

Step 1: How does a blog differ from a normal website?
Discover for yourself some of the characteristics of websites and blogs. We'll discuss together any common features that we find, helping us see how a blog differs from a normal website.

Step 2: So what exactly is a blog
Pulling together our thoughts from the previous step to define blogging for ourselves... with a little help from Google!

Step 3: Creating your own blog!
Next we'll work together to create our own personal blogs for personal reflection and learning. (Take a deep breath and relax... we won't need to know any html or web design!!)

Step 4: How might blogs be used in education?
Finally we'll discuss whether blogs are really that useful for us in education... are they time savers or time consumers? Hopefully we'll generate some ideas for how we might use them in our own situations.

If you're keen to find out a bit more after finishing out tutorial, check-out More on Blogging in Education.

Copyright Info: This workshop is originally based on a WebQuest by Trevor Ettenborough and is licensed (with permission) under a Creative Commons License.

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