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  • Blogs can be used to promote reflective learning.
  • Web + Log = Blog

Socialize your Science Data. Discusses how to move students' science journals online via blogs.

Your Web-Your Way is a blog developed by Mary Astorino, Sue Davis and colleagues. The site was set up to introduce Web 2.0 to educators from the New Brunswick Community College Saint John and from the University of New Brunswick Saint John.

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Blogs in Plain English - Common Craft Video




Blog Host Sites

There are a number of different options available for hosting blogs. Click on the host site names to go to their webpage.

Articles on Blogging


Digitally Speaking: Blogging in the Classroomis an interesting article on blogging. Scroll down the page to see items on everything from choosing a blog service to rubrics for marking students' blogs.

Blogs for Learning is an online resource about instructional blogging. Has information and resources about the technical and pedagogical aspects of blogging in the classroom. For example, I just read an article about blogging for large classes.

G o to Academic Bloggingwhere you can learn about
  • history of blogs
  • anatomy of a blog
  • how to
  • active learning
  • professional development

Sue Waters blog, Here's What I Said on Educational Blogging! What Would You Say?. She discusses information and tips from a recent presentation to students in a course on Social Media and Open Education.

Johnny Truant's Four Ways to be More Interesting - an article about creating a great blog post.

Click on the links below to see more on blogging:

Website Review
ProfHackerBlog
Submitted by: Linda B. Nilson, Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University, USA

This blog addresses much more than technology and software, which is why it gets 10,000 page views a week. It posts academically-relevant information and advice on how technology can enhance faculty productivity, time management, mentoring, collaboration, research, and many aspects of teaching, including course planning and management, learning goals, syllabus design, mindful learning, group work, grade records, and assessment. In addition, it features ways to make the most of Internet tools such as blogs, wikis, Twitter, Google, Zotero (for group work), and Doodle as well as free software such as WordPress and CommentPress. Two tech-savvy American professors, Jason B. Jones from Central Connecticut State University and George H. Williams from the University of South Carolina Upstate, run the site, and they have ten regular contributors. Jones and Williams claim that they learn the best practices they promote from solving their own problems on the job. Ultimately, they aim to make the faculty member's life easier. Wednesday's "Open Thread" offers readers the chance to ask for help, advice, and feedback and to share advice, feedback, and ideas about topics that ProfHacker should cover in the future.


10 Myths About Blogging



Blogs in Education