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Blogging with Adult Students - LL

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Friday, February 19, 2010, Noon-1PM

Leecy Wise

Four Corners Professional Development Resource Center





What is a blog?





Blog Samples and Uses (Links below)











1. Post materials and resources.

2. Host online discussions.

3. Create a class publication.

4. Replace your newsletter.

5. Get your students blogging.

6. Share your lesson plans.

7. Integrate multimedia of all descriptions.

8. Organize, organize, organize.

9. Get feedback.

10. Create a fully functional website.

11. Posting changing information, such as class schedules.

12. Keep a diary.

On and on…

Get a Google Account at http://www.google.com




Use your current email or get a Gmail account. I suggest the latter.


Go to Blogger and sign in with your Google account if you haven’t already signed in.



Take a quick tour, a tutorial, discover more features and use links as you wish to explore more.


Start a blog following the steps given. Go over each tab and options.


Customize: Explore all tabs.


Add an image to the column. (Gadgets)




Edit the Header.


Images should be formatted to fit the header size desired.


Pick a New Template or fonts and colors– Notice options.

You can modify your own template from the Templates window now.


Give permissions.







- Math lessons


- Lots of math stuff and ideas for students.



http://hablamosespanolendc.blogspot.com/ - Leecy’s Spanish students. They now also have personal blogs with RSS feeds. 



·      http://durangoenglishproject.blogspot.com/

- Durango Adult Education

·      http://thebeginningwriters.blogspot.com/ - CO Springs Adult Ed http://www.writersofthefuture.blogspot.com/

- Writers of the Future - CO Springs

·      http://jenkenya.blogspot.com/

- Teacher goes to Kenya

·      http://arlingtonhillsjobs.blogspot.com/

Jobs blogs

GENERAL Blog Samples/Resources


·      http://ccconlinefacultynews.blogspot.com/2010/02/second-life-event.html

- CCCOnline

·      http://www.grayharriman.com/blogfcourse.html

- Courses

·      http://rimcountrygazette.blogspot.com/2010/02/adult-literacy-advocates-plan-rally-at.html

- Gazette

·      http://thehouseinmarrakesh.blogspot.com/

- Featured blog with great archives, including a dog blog.

·      http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/

_ ten ways to blog with students.

·      http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/blog/blogideas2.cfm

- More ideas for student blogging.

·      http://marianthacher.blogspot.com/

Marian Thacher’s blog – Director of OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network).

·      Student Blogging Advantages

http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/ _ ten ways to blog with students.


- More ideas for student blogging.  

http://adulteducationblogging.blogspot.com/ - Self Explanatory

http://adulteducationblogging.blogspot.com/ - I started this blog when I heard that teachers wanted to collaborate and have their students talk to each other.



·      http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=112498#follow

- Getting Started Guide

·      http://bloggingforbeginners.pbworks.com/Tutorials#HowtoCreateanAccount

- Blogging for beginners

·      http://www.youtube.com/BloggerHelp

-Five minute video to start blogging on Blogger.




   - All you need to know is there. 


Google “create educational blog” or similar entries and you’ll find dozens of free sites that allow you to create blogs, including many educational sites that will host student blogs with many features. 



This agenda and its links can be accessed at..



Scroll to the Lunch and Learn Section, to the Blogging with Students link, listed by from the least to the most recent date.




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