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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On writing

I uploaded a section of a previous blog entry, and apparently I

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Little did you know, dear reader, that this is like fight club
The first rule of blog club is you always talk about blog club.

So what about those teachers who want a techy classroom but are about as technical as the printing press? Not to worry- here are a few suggestions.

First things first: getting a class blog. Here are a few good examples for all grades and subjects. Now that you've gotten a few ideas, where to go next? First, you want to add these authors to your PLN (Personal Learning Network). This way, you can gather a greater amount of information in a shorter period of time! I suggest Blogger (you are here) or Edublogs because they are easy and offer good access and assets to teachers.

Now, how do you write a successful blog? First, don't forget who this blog is for: you and your students. The language of the internet shouldn't get in the way of your writing (lol)-hold the webspace to the same standards as you do the classroom. Some more great tips can be found here

Chattin' up your blog means making some internet connections. If you haven't already, set yourself up with a professional Twitter account. Connect your Twitter to your blog to alert everyone when you've added a new post. Your PLN is stretched and strengthened by diversifying your technology types (blogs, tweets, nings). You can follow me on Twitter by searching OceanEyes64, or join me on classroom 2.0

You can't expect people to read or comment on your blog if you aren't willing to do so as well. To avoid the hassle of hunting down your favorite blogs every day, create a Google Bookmark account. Your momma always said treat others the way you want to be treated. In this case, tweet others the way you would want to be tweeted. Share good finds, and always be polite-tag those who inspire you!

A few things to be aware of in regards to student blogging

Make your classes' internet experience personal! You can create emails with your own handwriting using this technology. You can even upload a digital image of yourself, complete with your own voice!

If your blog isn't just for your class, here are a few good tools to increase your readership!

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