How Do You Blog?

By this point I’m sure you’ve noticed all the changes that the DEN has made to their online community.  One of those changes is DEN’s new blog engine.  Now the state blogs and your personal DEN blogs have the power of WordPress behind them. Please keep your eye open for webinars provided by our resident blog expert Steve Dembo.  He will be providing training to get you started with your own personal blog.

When I stop and think about how technology has truly changed our society I am in awe. Blogs were at the forefront of the Web 2.0 movement, but have taken a back seat to some newer Web 2.0 tools.  This post got me thinking about blogs and how they’ve changed how we view information.  You can find a blog on just about anything. Go to Google Blog Search and see what happens.  Last post 3 hours ago, 1 hour ago, 5 minutes ago. Information is essentially being generated 24 hours a day.

The point of my rambling is this, with so much content being generated how do you find the good stuff?  There’s never enough time to find it and evaluate it.  So I’m turning to you all.  Do you have a some great educational blogs that you just can’t live without?  Do you have examples of student generated blogs that we should see?  If so, please share them with us via the comments section.  I’ll get us started with a few of my favorites below and if you are like me and need all of your blogs in one spot, check out Bloglines.  Bloglines is a blog aggregator where you can read all of your blogs in one place.  It has definitely made my life easier.

Happy Blogging,
Heather

Comments

  1. Riptide Furse

    Steve Dembo’s Teach 42 – http://www.teach42.com/

    and the Digital Passports – http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/digital_passports/

    Tim Stahmer’s Assorted Stuff from the overly large school district next to ours – http://www.assortedstuff.com/

    The DEN in SL blog for tips on Second Life. Laelia Laval is wicked good with the tips – http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/secondlife/

    Not quite educational but still worth a read or a listen while learning how to spend those lindens with Daphne and Tamara on Going Broke with Daphne and Tamara http://daphneandtamara.libsyn.com/

  2. Rhonda Miller

    Hi Heather -

    I’m not sure who I should contact, so maybe you can point me in the right direction. Not only am I a Star Educator, I am also on the committee planning the annual state technology conference for VSTE in Roanoke in February. We are very excited to have Hall Davidson as a keynote speaker and look forward to Discovery Education having a prominent presence at the conference. In that vein, we would like to include in the conference registration bags any materials and information that would be helpful for Virginia’s teachers. We are trying to weed out a lot of advertising flyers and stick with items of relevant content. Discovery is now playing such a major roll in education, we want to get the word out to the teachers. We hope you can help us – We anticipate about 1200 educators at the conference this year. Thanks, Rhonda

  3. Heather Hurley

    Hi Rhonda,

    I will forward this message onto Jannita and see if get something going. I definitely think there should be information about the DEN Community. I will get back to you when I have more information.

    Heather

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