What is blogging?
Medium: "a page or so"
Large: "'long form" for magazines (for writers who have skills)
Types: images, texts, links
Purpose: Diary/Journal, CMS (course management system, publications (talk about something you’re good at)
How can teachers use blogs?
1) Teacher #1: Digital Portfolio - includes teacher resume, sample lesson plans, projects + results, pictures (great for job interviews)
2) Teacher #2: CMS (Course Management System) - Moodle.com, Coursera.org, etc. Emily uses blogs to post her lesson agenda to save time instead of writing the agenda at the beginning of class every day. It can also serve as a reference for students who don’t come to class or for Emily when she wants to look back to what she did.
List of possible blog creation sites to check out:
What's In My Bag?
Emily: Thin Addictives (http://nonnis.com/products/thinaddictives/)
Roger: Frixion Pen from Pilot (http://pilotpen.us/brands/frixion/)