This is the text of an email reply I sent to a graduate education student in Pennsylvania who asked for tips on educational blogging.
1. Write with hyperlinks and embed media when you can.
2. Read and comment on many other educational blogs. The ones I follow are listed on my blog under “resources.”
3. Be forthright but tactful as you write about contentious topics. Serve as a light and a window, providing transparency as well as access to your thinking and the thinking of others.
4. Post regularly.
5. Be willing to reflect on and share your mistakes as well as successes.
6. Check out the series Steve Dembo wrote awhile back about steps to be a better blogger.
Good luck to you!
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On this day..
- Digital Literacy (for iPad wielding learners in Dodge City, Kansas) - 2014
- GeoMap Comparison of Cellular Data Speeds Between OKC and Dodge City - 2014
- Remembering the Importance of Creativity in a High Stakes Testing School Culture - 2013
- Options & Tips for Migrating a Posterous site to WordPress, Tumblr, or Posthaven - 2013
- Teacher Blog Controversy in Pennsylvania Points to Need for Social Media Guidelines - 2011
- Photo Geotagging Poses Privacy Risks, But Is NOT a Reason for Panic - 2011
- Will Race to the Top Hurt Kids and Make Charter School Entrepreneurs Rich? - 2010
- Attribution links in VoiceThreads - 2010
- Marco Torres Keynote: ITSC 2009 Portland - 2009
- Feedback via Gabcast, VoiceThread and Qik from ITSC 2009 - 2009