Blog it UP!!!
As we embark on a new school year, there is no better way to “get connected” with your learning community than blogging or microblogging. Here are a few great sites to get you started:
Blogs & Micro Blogging
- Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people, and more
- Weblogs, Inc: Creating trade weblogs across niche industries in which user participation is an essential component of the resulting product.
- BlogCode: BlogCode.com is a fast, easy and intuitive source of blog recommendations based on the StoryCode.com model. It allows you to start with your favourite weblog (or perhaps even your own) and find…
- blo.gs: lets you keep an eye on your favorite weblogs via the web and email. you can even put the list on your site: a blogroll that knows what is new!
- BlogLines: a FREE online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content.
- Twitter: is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
- Edmodo: is a private microblogging platform that teachers and students can use to send notes,links, files, alerts, assignments, and events to each other. Teachers sign up for accounts, and then create groups. Each group has a unique code which is distributed by the teacher to the class. Students then sign up (no email required) and join the group using the code.
- Clairvoy provides the Teacher Support Team Blog as a opportunity for teachers to ask questions of seasoned colleagues. Clairvoy promotes teacher collaboration through an online professional learning community using teacher blogs, teacher wikis and other e-learning technologies to swap educational strategy.