I’ve setup another skypecast for this Tuesday, July 11th at 8 pm US central time called, “Pros and Cons of Educational Blogging Options.” (Use the previous link to actually join the Skypecast when it starts– you might bookmark/favorite that page so you can easily return to it later.) The idea for this Skypecast was inspired by Mark Ahlness’s post “The Case for Classblogmeister” that I responded to and reflected on earlier this evening.
Please join in this conversation if this works with your schedule and is of interest! Some of the blogging tools I’d suggest we can and should discuss include:
- Bloglines (for more on this, see Stephen Rahn’s NECC preso)
- Edublogs (for teacher blogs)
- Learnerblogs (for student blogs)
- Thingamablog (We’ll need Miguel to join us to advocate for Thingamablog!)
- Think.com (Cheryl Oakes may drop by to advocate for Think.com)
- Drupal (a content management system that supports blogging)
Other issues to address:
- Public availability of student’s blog posts versus intranet only.
- Commenting: Thoughts on moderation, allowing comments from the outside, leaving comments open, etc.
Are there other blogging tools you think we should include in this discussion? If so, please comment here and include a link to the tool if you know it. Then I’ll add it to this list, we can use this as an agenda for the skypecast. You might also check out Vicki Davis’ post “Chris Harbeck’s class blogging practices: 8th grade math” as more food for thought in advance of the dialog. Miguel has started an online database of blogging tools that is great using lazybase (http://lazybase.com/blogtools), I’ve added a few entries to it this evening. (Lazybase is an amazing web 2.0 tool btw to create stuff like this that I hadn’t seen before. Wow! Thanks Miguel!
If you want to join this Skypecast, I’ve posted a few guidelines for participating in skypecasts that you might want to review (and please add to if I’ve left something out) before joining the conversation next Tuesday night North American time. Skype on!
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On this day..
- Nebraska Science Teachers Model "Go Outside" Best Practices with Students - 2011
- Quick-edit Videography with iMovie for iPad - 2011
- Surviving the Liberian Civil War - A Personal Story - 2010
- Google Images now integrates Creative Commons Searches - 2009
- The challenge: Record "Geek Rockstar" - 2008
- Podcast262: Powerful Ingredients for Digitally Interactive Learning (MODLA 2008 Keynote) - 2008
- Leverage Multimedia in Your Online Courses by Eric Fudge (integrating SCORM within your LMS) - 2008
- links for 2008-07-09 - 2008
- Graphic design fun - 2007
- Rethinking out of state tuition - 2006