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Choosing a Blog-Hosting Service April 27, 2008

Posted by Podcast Lane in Blogging, Changing Education, Podcast, Stu Hasic, Uncategorized, Web 2.0.
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Part 1: Why Teachers and Schools Should be Blogging
Part 2: Students Blogging in ClassBlogging Hosts
Part 3: Naming Your Classroom Blog

This is the fourth podcast in this series of classroom blogging and now we move onto the important step of selecting an appropriate blog hosting service for the great classroom resource we’d like to develop.

Resources mentioned in this Podcast:

Blog Host: EduBlogs.org
Blog Host: PodBean.com
Blog Host: WordPress.com
Individual Student Blogs: EduBlogs Campus

Click Play below to hear this podcast. If you have any questions or comments about blog-hosting services, just add them to the comments section.

(Duration 3:42)

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Naming Your Classroom Blog April 27, 2008

Posted by Podcast Lane in Blogging, Changing Education, Podcast, Stu Hasic, Students, Web 2.0.
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Part 1: Why Teachers and Schools Should be Blogging
Part 2: Students Blogging in ClassClass Blogs

This is the third podcast in this series of classroom blogging. In it we focus on the process of finding a suitable username and blog title for your class blog. It’s not as straightforward as you think – neither is choosing a suitable password!

Resources mentioned in this Podcast:

Article: Unique and Complex Passwords for Everything

To hear about the importance of a good class blog name, click Play below. Tell us what great names you’ve come up with in the comments section!

(Duration: 3:01)

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Students Blogging in Class April 20, 2008

Posted by Podcast Lane in Blogging, Changing Education, Podcast, Stu Hasic, Students.
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In the podcast “Why Teachers and Schools Should be Blogging“, we discussed the reasons and benefits of blogging in the classroom, but for the blogging-novice, there are student privacy, security and policy concerns that must be considered.Classroom Blogging

 

In this podcast, we will focus on the pre-requisite understandings that any teacher or school needs before setting up class blogs with their students. If you get these things right up-front, your class blog is sure to be a success.

 

As mentioned in the podcast, here is a sample Parent Consent Form for Student Internet Publishing as a Word document that you can download, adapt and distribute to parents to get the ball rolling. So, let’s get started. Just click the Play button below.

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(Duration: 3:37)

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Why Teachers and Schools Should be Blogging April 14, 2008

Posted by Podcast Lane in Blogging, Changing Education, Podcast, Stu Hasic, Web 2.0.
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The Internet is not what it used to be. Web 2.0 – or the Read/Write Web has changed everything – and your students love it! The social aspects of Web 2.0 with sitesI Love Blogging! like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo are so engaging to students that they are attracted to them like magnets. But they are so foreign to schools, teachers and education authorities, that we choose to BLOCK them at school.

This podcast focusses on the benefits of using such sites and as an introduction to the subject, also provides an insight into the ramifications that our students are often oblivious to. In under three minutes, you’ll understand why teachers and schools should be blogging. Just click the Play button below.

(Duration: 2:55)

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