[k3] Blogging Defined and explored

  • From: Glovely@xxxxxxx
  • To: k3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:23:38 EDT

What a great question you have asked, Summer.
Blogging is a term which started as "web log" and refers to an online  
journal which is posted for others to read and usually respond to. It is kind 
like a personal online journal with room for others to read and respond.
There are many sites which offer free hosting of blogs - some of these are  
full of ads or share server space between well-meaning blogs (like yours and  
mine) and some questionable blogs (like "wild sex space"). So look for  
education-specific blogs or host your own. Another thing to look at is the  
to approve posts or comments prior to the comments actually being posted  
online... if this is important to you.
One of my favorite sites to learn more about ed-blogs and to actually  create 
your ed-blog is Blogmeister 
(http://www.landmark-project.com/blogmeister/index.php) ) 
This video 
(http://campus.belmont.edu/chenowit/dragonstale/WebLoggingSmall.mov) )  is 
about a high school class using a blog - they use it for more than just  
One example from a first grade is at 
(http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/greenwald/)  though  this is more like a 
scrapbook than an interactive Blog.
Here's another one (hosted at Blogmeister) which is much more complete and  
I hope this helps explain a new trend which is taking off like wildfire in  
many communities. I look forward to your experiences and thoughts.
Gail Lovely
independent educator
_www.GailLovely.com_ (http://www.GailLovely.com) 

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