- A definition
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. (Wikipedia) Many blogs include a variety of embedded widgets (little program applications) in their blogs including interactive maps, calendars, videos, slides shows, etc.
- What is a blog? from the New Tools Workshop Wiki (Please visit this wiki's Blog page for a breathtaking array of resources.)
- Blogging - From the wonderful wiki, Digitally Speaking
- Guide to Blogging - An Educause Learning Initiative Discovery Tool
- Reflecting, Writing, & Responding: Reasons Students Blog - by Educause
- 7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging- by Educause
- Learning to Blog Using Paper A step-by-step guide to teaching kids the ins and outs of blogging before they ever get online! From the blog Notes from McTeach.
- Mrs. Cody's Class Blog - An exhaustive list of wikis and blogs about how to use wikis and blogs in teaching. Includes everything from rubrics for assessment, blogging ideas for students, examples of class blogs, and more.
Tips from English teacher, Jen Roberts. Click here for the whole post.
A Few Class Blogs
Always Learning: 6th Grade World Cultures and Language Arts
The Secret Life of Bees (Tip: Start at the bottom of the page and scroll up.)