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Created By: Emily Anderson, Madalyn Allender, Samantha Paschal, Herbert Cruz, Amanda Hannusch, Bre Fife, Kalli Hollis, Katie Chaillane, Lauren Hillock, Nicole Castro, Rosemary Head, Ryan Jones, Zhang Chunlei, Zheng Binbin, and Wang Yanhui
(Last Modified By: Emily Anderson, Madalyn Allender, Samantha Paschal, Herbert Cruz 3/6/12)

Table of Contents

I. Developers

II. How EduBlogs Works

III. Relationship with other Applications

IV. Features of EduBlogs

V. Using EduBlogs in the Classroom

VI. Lesson Plans
Elementary
Secondary
Post Secondary

VII. Example Websites

VIII. Notable EduBloggers

IX. International Use

X. Comments

XI. References

What is EduBlogs?">What is EduBlogs?


EduBlogs is the self proclaimed "world's most popular education blogging site": a website that hosts blogs for teachers, students, administrators, and anyone else who is involved with education. EduBlogs is free to sign up for, and it has up to 20MB of free upload space. EduBlogs also caters to schools and universities that want to create and manage their own blogs.  This catering system is known as EduBlogsCampus.

EduBlogsCampus is a place where schools and universities can host blogs specific to their school and their school's curriculum.  Within in these campus sites, there are links that can direct you to a specific class, student blogs, or general blogs about happenings in the campus.

Below is a picture of EduBlogs' homescreen

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Ten Ways To Use Your Edublog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqQ03JWETd8

Also, you can learn how to start a blog on Edublogs.org: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FIk653lvkk

                                                                                                        

What Is the Purpose of EduBlogs? Who Can Use It?">What Is the Purpose of EduBlogs? Who Can Use It?

"The largest education community on the Internet"

EduBlogs have been created to help promote educational blogging in schools and can be used to share experiences from student to student, teacher to student, and throughout administrations in education.  EduBlogs are blogs that are strictly designed for educational use.  These blogs create a network of communication that students and teachers alike can navigate and they can work with other web-bloggers who share common interests, lesson plans, learning or techniques, and ideas for the classroom. 

Benefits/Purposes of EduBlogs:

  • Teachers can post assignments on EduBlogs for students to access and work on.
  • Teachers can communicate with other faculty members in an efficient and prompt fashion.
  • Teachers can develop lesson plans on EduBlogs that can be used in the classroom.
  • Students can use EduBlogs to work on group projects and assignments, or use the blogs as a form of communication.
  • EduBlogs can enhance both the students' and the faculties' technology skills in the classroom.
  • EduBlogs can be used to link schools to other schools by form of convenient communication that can allow teachers to share ideas, lessons, and tools for the classroom.


I. Developers">I. Developers



    James Farmer

The founder and CEO of EduBlogs is James Farmer. Before EduBlogs, he was a teacher and lecturer in Education Design at Deakin University. He also was an online community editor for the online newspaper known as 'The Age'. He has also contributed in creating learnersblog, uniblogs, and elsblogs (6). He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.


  Andrew Billits

The Chief Technical Officer, or CTO, of EduBlogs is Andrew Billits. He is one of the first developers to get involved with Word Press MultiUser, so he knows blogs inside and out and he can offer help with any blogging problem that may occur. Andrew is also the founder of the development site called WPMU DEV. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama.


Lorraine Brusch

Lorraine Brusch looks after the marketing aspect of EduBlogs. She has a background as a sales executive, entrepreneur, and owning a business. In her free time, Lorraine likes to paint, draw, and design.


   Sue Walters

Sue Walters is the woman behind the scenes on the EduBlogs site. She is incharge of a how-to blog information guide. It shows how to do things with your blog, and gives tips on how to improve different aspects of your blogs. She is also the author of Edublog Mobile Technology in TAFE. Sue lives in Perth, West Australia.

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II. How EduBlogs Works and How to Get Involved Using the Program">II. How EduBlogs Works and How to Get Involved Using the Program


How it works:
EduBlogs is a free blog site for educators and students. Anyone can begin using EduBlogs by signing up at http://edublogs.org

1.  On EduBlogs' main page, click "sign up here"

2. Next you will be asked to enter a username. This name is not changeable in the future so make sure you pick one that you like. You will add your email and the verification code and click next (Note, your email and nearly everything else on EduBlogs CAN be changed later, just not your username). Also, make sure that your email is entered correctly or your username will no longer be available and the account you just created will be invalid.  If you have trouble creating a username with your current email, you might try creating a free account with a server such as gmail, hotmail, or yahoo. 

3. You can either click on "Gimme a Blog" or "Just a Username, please".  The "Gimme a Blog" option will send you to another page where you can choose the title of your blog if you already have one in mind.  If you don't know yet what blog you want to create just click the "Just a Username, please" option.

4.  Then click sign up! Its that easy!

5.  Once your blog is created check your email; you should have an email from EduBlogs. Open it and click the activation code for your password which will be sent to your email. Once you have a password you can start using EduBlogs. 

6.  Log in to EduBlogs with your username and your given password.  After you login for the first time, it will direct you to your profile editing page.  You can fill in this information now or later.  But, you will want to change your password first.  Go to the bottom of this page and type in your new password.  Click "Update Profile" and you now have a new password.

7. You can then click on theDashboard (your work area) or the Visit Site (to see what your site will look like to others). Dashboard will contain any new information from EduBlogs that you may need to know. It will also show recent activity so that you know whether or not you need to change, delete, or edit any comments.

8.  The most important tabs include Write, Manage, Design, Comment, Upgrades. They will be used frequently in changing your page. You will also see tabs to "Write a new Page" or "Write a Post." These will also be helpful tools.

Creating a Theme: 
In your blog, go to Design>Custom Image Header (different themes are different sizes, so be sure to pick one that goes with the size you need).

Theme Types:

  • One Column
  • Two Column with sidebars (left or right)
  • Three Column with left and right
  • Four column themes (23) 

How to Change Themes: 
Go toDesign>Themes.  Pick the one you want. Click on the image of the theme or the name of it to activate it. (23) 

Video Tutorials: 
On the EduBlogs website there are many video tutorials available that look like this:   http://edublogs.org/eduvideos/251/writingpostsandpages.swf 
Link to Videos:http://edublogs.org/videos/  

 Why EduBlogs     http://edublogs.org/why-edublogs/  This video shows why one should use EduBlogs.

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III. Can EduBlogs Be Used in Conjunction with Other Applications?">III. Can EduBlogs Be Used in Conjunction with Other Applications?


EduBlogs is a great application that can be used with a few other technology applications. Both programs, "Twitter" and "Elluminate", and how they work wtih EduBlogs are described below.

Twitter is an online chat system that keeps you in contact with friends, family, and co-workers. The site allowed you to keep an updated status of what you are doing and how things are going in your life. The site became popular because people on EduBlogs made blog postings discussing the new site, and how it can be used in the classroom. (21)

EduBlogs works in a community partnership with Elluminate. Elluminate has been proven as best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates. (8, 12, 20)

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IV. Features of EduBlogs">IV. Features of EduBlogs


Experiment with contemporary, customisable themes.
EduBlogs offers over ninety themes showcasing the very best in design. They're slick, fully accessible, entirely standards based and we're adding to them all the time. What's more, bloggers can customise every sidebar using the Widget system, insert their own headers into many themes (through our simple in built cropping system) and even select the look and feel for those with alternative CSS displays.

Simply embed videos, podcasts, images and a whole lot more.
You wanted features? We've got features! All posts are automatically spell-checked, auto-saved (so you never lose that post you've been working on for hours) come with a complete feature rich editor (with optional plain text view), allow for simple uploading of images and other files, are podcast ready and have automatic YouTube, Google Video and more video insertion devices... and that's just a selection. Phew!

Import from other blogging sites - or export back to them.
Do you already have blogging sites up at places like Blogger, TypePad or LiveJournal? It's not in the least bit difficult for you to import whole swathes of blogging goodness straight into your EduBlogs blogs. There are simple step-by-step instructions in and if you want to export back to them - we've got that covered too... not that you'd ever want to of course. Or, you can just use the export feature to back up your blog.

Great support and community.
We're committed to providing not only technical support but also the kind of pedagogical support and conversation that turns great technology into great teaching and learning. In addition to our training videos, handouts and FAQs you're invited to participate in the EduBlogs Forumswhere you can share hints and tips, ask questions and get answers and connect with other EduBlogs educators.

These are not just blogs you know...
EduBlogs is built on WordPress technology and that means you get a lot more than just a blog. As well as being able to post, your users can also create static pages (great for eportfolios!) manage comments in incredible detail, set static front pages, password protect individual posts and create powerful muti-tiered and complex websites... without ever needing to know one iota of html.

It's not (just) the technology, it's the pedagogy too.
Because EduBlogs is made by educators, for educators, we know about how you can effectively use blogs in teaching and learning. We're here to provide resources, discussion and suggestions for how you can use EduBlogs and we're always adding to them and working on our methods. Thinking of eportfolios, collaborative classwork, online journaling, discussion or problem-based learning? So are we!

Featured Blogs and Campus Sites.

EduBlogs has a feature on their home page where you can see popular blogs.  It is in the bottom right hand corner of the homescreen.  These blogs are chosen based on popularity and the content within the blog.  These blogs can serve as great references for future blogs you can create.  It is also a great way to discover other blogs out there and learn new information.

Examples of featured Blogs:

 "From Down the Street": Mr. Borges and the 8th grade math, english, and drama 'blog squad'.

 "Huzzah": A grade 5-6 class of 10 and 11 year old learners who have a lot to celebrate and share.

Examples of featured Campus Sites:

"Cornell": Teaching, research, library, and communication for the Cornell community.
"Global Students":  Student blogging site for the Victorian department of Education, Victoria, Australia.

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V. Using EduBlogs in the Classroom">V. Using EduBlogs in the Classroom

 


EduBlogs are a great way to let students and parents know what is going on in the classroom. As a teacher, you can put a calendar on the site to let students know upcoming events and due dates. You can create a 'freespace' to allow students to comment on class discussions, and to also reply to what their classmates have posted. As a teacher using this, you can also put up tips for assignments, such as what you want for the assignment and specific topics. There are many different ways to integrate EduBlogs into your classroom. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Post Materials and Resources
  • Upload materials or copy and paste them and they will be instantly available for your students to access anywhere. You can also use the site to inform students and parents of important upcoming events and due dates.
  • Host Online Discussions: Students can talk to each other and respond to other's posts that you put up on the discussion board. You can also encourage your students to communicate with students from other countries. In doing this, you will be encouraging your students to expand their world.
  • Create a Class Publication: EduBlogs are easier than class newspapers, and you can have students working as authors and editors in your online publication.
  • Get Students to Blog: You can use EduBlogs as a central hub that allows students to easily access their classmate's blogs.
  • Share Lesson PlansUsing this to share lesson plans with other teachers is a great way to get feedback, and a good way to develop further as a teacher. Also, you will be able to view other lesson plans and adapt them to your students.
  • Get Feedback. Use EduBlogs as a way for your students and parents to leave anonymous comments about different issues going on in the classroom.
  • Create a functioning website. Create a website that is much more than just a blog and bend EduBlogs to suit your needs as a teacher and for your class.

Here is an example of how a High School English Class used Edublog:  http://mrdarnell.edublogs.org/ 

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VI. Lesson plans">VI. Lesson plans


EduBlogs has many educational applications.  Many teachers are already using blogs in their classrooms in many different and effective ways. They can be used at any grade level-elementary through college- and can even be administered in the business world. Here are some possible examples for implementing EduBlogs in the classroom.                                                                                                                                                                                            

Elementary 
 
By using the Internet with young elementary level students, teachers must be cautious. Elementary students will need more direction and monitoring than students at a higher level. For elementary school, EduBlogs might even be a great place for parents to leave comments on activities going on in the classroom, allowing the family to get involved. 

Elementary">Elementary

 

Time to Blog

Description: Elementary students will learn how to properly use a blog, how to communicate with each other, and how to comment about what others have written.

Time to Blog.doc

Time to Blog.pdf 

Bogging For All Ages

Description: Students of all ages will learn how to communicate their ideas with their classmates and how to properly respond to something they may agree or disagree with.

Blogging for all Ages.doc

Blogging for all Ages.pdf

Recycling

Description: After learning about recycling, students will write a blog entry in which they correctly identify at least five ways that they can help the environment through recycling.

Recycling.doc

Recycling.pdf

Reading

Description: Students will use EduBlogs to create a post that answers the question about the reading.  Students will respond to other posts from their class providing feedback.

Reading.doc

Reading.pdf

Fish Blogs

Description: Students will use EduBlogs to create a blog written in the perspective of their favorite type of fish.

A Fish's Blog.doc

A Fish's Blog.pdf

Acrostic Poetry

Project 2 lesson plan.docx

Project 2 lesson plan.pdf 

Secondary\\">Secondary


History
Desription: Given the knowledge of how to use edublogs.com and information about a specific topic, student groups will use a blog to collaborate and write an essay on their given topic

History Lesson.doc

History Lesson.pdf

English

Description: Students will learn how to properly use a blog, how to communticate with classmates using blogs, and how to comments and make suggestions to classmates blogs. Students will use the information that they have gathered on their blog and write a paper.

Creating an Essay using EduBlogs

Creating an Essay using EduBlogs.pdf

Description: Given the knowledge of how to blog and the importance of blogging, students will make their own blogs in journals and respond to other students blogs efficiently.

English Lesson.doc

English Lesson.pdf

Science

Description: Science projects in the real world are done in groups with many different people working together.  The students will pick a science project and will be grouped with a student from another school to work with.  They will learn how to use the science site on edublogs.org to interact with the other students through blogging.

Science Lesson.doc

Science Lesson.pdf

Math

Description: Using edublogs.org in a secondary mathematics class can allow students to work together on assignments and encourage positive communication among students.

Math Lesson.doc (Revised by Herbert Cruz)

Math Lesson.pdf (Revised by Herbert Cruz)

Laws of Sines and Cosines

Description: Using Edublogs.org, students will work together to solve two math problems based on the material learned from class.

Project 2 Math Lesson- Laws of Sines and Cosines.doc

Project 2 Math Lesson- Laws of Sines and Cosines.pdf

Agriculture

Description: Using edublogs.org, students will create pages on the class blog about various agricultural topics in order to persuade others why they should care about ag and inform others how ag impacts their lives on a day to day basis.

EduBlog Lesson Plan.docx

EduBlog Lesson Plan.pdf

Post Secondary">Post Secondary

Future Teachers

Description: Future students will learn about EduBlogs, and how they may incorporate into the classroom.

Future Teachers. doc

Future Teachers.pdf

School to Schools, Internationally

Description:  School corporations can become connected with schools internationally through EduBlogs.

Schools to Schools.doc

Schools to Schools.pdf

Schools to Schools

Description: Various schools in a school system can use communication through the use of EduBlogs.

Schools to Schools.doc

 Schools to Schools.pdf

Teacher to Teacher

Description: EduBlogs will offer a way of communication through the workplace, providing for a more efficient school community.

Teacher to Teacher.doc

Teacher to Teacher.pdf

Cold War Lesson Plan

Description: The students will be able to identify the countries involved in the Cold War. Using a map and technology skill to find the cities in the war plan on a map of Europe, students will use EduBlogs to help them accomplish this task.

Cold War Lesson Plan.doc

Cold War Lesson Plan.pdf


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VII. NotableEduBloggers ">VII. Notable EduBloggers 

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1. Stephen Downeshttp://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm 
2. George Siemenshttp://www.elearnspace.org/blog/
3. Joseph Harthttp://radio.weblogs.com/0114870/
4. Jane Knighthttp://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/
5. Clive Shepherdhttp://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com/
6. Tom Kuhlmannhttp://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/
7. Dan Colmanhttp://www.oculture.com/
8. Helge Scherlundhttp://scherlund.blogspot.com/
9. Jeff Cobbhttp://blog.missiontolearn.com/
10. Ray Schroederhttp://people.uis.edu/rschr1/et/blogger.html
 

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VIII. How are EduBlogs Being Used?">VIII. How are EduBlogs Being Used?

EduBlogs illustrates current educational value or potential value. As far as educational use, EduBlogs has a great deal of value.  EduBlogs can be used in many ways. Here are a few examples of how EduBlogs are being used:
 
Websites
 
 
Montmorency Primary School uses EduBlogs for their school website.  Included is their statement, curriculum, news and events, and informational blogs about what the school is doing. By using EduBlogs as a school webpage, the traditionality of a homepage is transformed.  Students and parents are able to be more involved in what is going on by commenting on blogs and giving their own opinions .http://montyps.edublogs.org/
 
Mrs. Gallant, an eighth grade English and Reading teacher at Saco Middle School, uses EduBlogs to help organize her classes.  Her students go onto the website, and she places a question about the class that day.  They students add comments and discuss the question in detail.http://mrsgallant.edublogs.org/
 
This page was made by Jennifer Crowell Stomberg a teacher of music not in a school setting.  She has created her own buisness of teaching any age how to play an instrument.  She uses her website as a way to get new students, instrument rentals, and lesson times.  Even though you are not teaching at a school you can still use edu blogs for your own education of others.http://stombergstrings.edublogs.org/
 
This site is a gifted and talented site.  The creaters use this site to give any 7th or 8th grade students the chance to go above and beyond what the norm is.  http://mcclennahan.edublogs.org/
 
This page was created by Mrs. Greene a third grade teacher at Washington-Lee Elementary.  She uses this page to organize her class, curriculum, and events going on.  The parents of students can look at this web page and find out exactly what their child is learning and doing in school.http://gogreene.edublogs.org
 
Any of these sites (and many others) are great examples of how EduBlogs is a valuable educational tool.  You can use this application to organize and lead your students in discussion, to help students become more involved with gifted and talented programs, to make a website full of information about your school, or to help you educate children outside of the school. EduBlogs has unlimited potential in the field of education.
 

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IX. International Use of EduBlogs: Centered on Usage in China">IX. International Use of EduBlogs: Centered on Usage in China

Weblogs have been widely used in China for educational purposes. From the perspective of people who edit EduBlogs, there are mainly teacher's edublog, student's edublog and teacher-student edublog. From the perspective of blogs' purposes, some are created by people in the same subject; some are created by teacher for instructional purposes; some are used as discussion forum.
 
EduBlogs employed for teaching may typically include: 
 
-Links to websites as resources 
-Observations on learning content
-Discussion forum
-Learning resources
-Syllabus
 
Example of EduBlogs' Use in China
 
Personal EduBlogs by teachers or educators are blogs which are created by individuals: either teachers, educators or students.The contents are related to resource sharing, instructional materials, professional development, and teachers' or students' reflections on their teaching and learning.
 
 
1. Jiahou's Blog website:http://www.jeast.net/teacher/jiahou/index.html
This is a blog created by Jiahou Li, professor of Educational Technology in Shanghai Normal University. Most of his articles are about study and research in the field of Educational Technology, including useful instructional resources, suggestions for undergraduate and graduate students in this field, introduction of great projects and activities, etc. It has been subscribed to by many students and other educators to enrich their knowledge and scope in Education.
 
2. Xiuli's Blog website:http://sociallearnlab.org/blog/ 
Xiuli's blog is written by Xiuli Zhuang, teacher in Beijing Normal University. Her blog is focused on her instruction in Educational Technology, especially in web 2.0 tools and social learning. Many of the articles are about the application and practice of web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning. It serves not only as a resource sharing website, but also for social networking. There are many web 2.0 services linked on it, which is a great place for people to communicate and connect with each other. For example, Google Friend Connect; My Bloglog, which creats a social networking community; Twitterizen; EduBloggerdir; etc. From this blog, access to other web 2.0 activities and websites the author creates is also available. Examples: GoogleGroup, Wiki, Diigo, etc.
 
3. Dr. Jiao Jianli's Weblog on Educational Technology website:http://jiao.blogbus.com/ 
 
Similar to the other two blogs I mentioned above, this is also a blog written by a doctor in the field of Educational Technology, which provides a large amount of information, as well as her opinions about the field of Educational Technology.  
 
Edublog Group is a blog that is not created by a single individual, but by a group of people, either who share the same interest, or are in the same field of work. Each one in the group could contribute to the blog group.
 
4. Suzhou Education Blog website:http://www.szeblog.cn/index.html 
The blog is used as a teachers' professional development community.  On this blog, teachers in Suzhou can post and upload articles about their instructional work, their research, and their life. Education blogs teachers deposit their knowledge and reflect on their daily work. This blog has become an important channel for teachers to transform implicit knowledge into explicit knowledge.
There are very detailed categories on the blog website, which makes it convenient for teachers to choose where to post their blog and connect to teachers with similar interests.The categories include: Education News, Theoretical Research; Instructional Integration, Subject Study; Arts Instruction, Science Instruction, Students' work, Teachers' Training, etc. 


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 X. Comments"> X. Comments

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Many users have made comments about EduBlogs.  Here are a few examples:

     


"I have been using EduBlogs for three years... I love the versatility and ease of use... The support is excellent."

– Helen Harvey, Booker High School


"The result was this amazing, organic discussion that ranged from debates over whether or not a sequel exists to one book, to speculation about posthumous publications from J.D. Salinger."

– Robert C. Barker, John Liechty Middle School


"I was so pleased to discover EduBlogs from a colleague... so quick and easy to set up, count me in as a supporter of EduBlogs!"

– Robert B. Cooter, Jr., Ed.D., Professor & Ursuline Endowed Chair of Teacher Education, Bellarmine University


"EduBlogs has been an amazing tool for my students and I... EduBlogs is so user friendly that we had the blogs for teachers up in no time."

– Jennifer Parrigin, Nash Central Middle School


"Campus makes it so simple to set up a separate blog for individuals and keep the management of the blog under one administrator. EduBlogs has been a great company to work with."

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25) "10 Ways to Use Your EduBlog to Teach."Blogging for Teachers and Students, Made Easy.(2009). Retrieved on March 25, 2009, fromhttp://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/
 
26) Farmer, James et all.Edublogs.30 March 2009.www.edublogs.org
 
 
27) "25 EduBlogs You Simply Don't Want To Miss"http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/25-edublogs-you-simply-dont-want-to-miss-presentation
 
 
28) Edublog,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edublog
 

29)(EduBlog image) retrieved from http://premium.wpmudev.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/edublogs.jpg

30) (Facebook logo) retrieved from http://platform.ak.fbcdn.net/www/app_full_proxy.php?app=4949752878&v=1&size=o&cksum=25717150af079c3304bb552686121af7&src=http%3A%2F%2Fi921.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fad60%2Fsacriliciousmarketing%2Fmusictemplate%2Ffacebook-256.png

31) (Twitter logo) retrieved from http://w3mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Twitter-256x256.jpg

32) (YouTube logo) retrieved from http://www.rs.af.mil/shared/media/ggallery/webgraphic/AFG-110218-003.jpg

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47 Comments

  1. Unknown User (klcahill)

    Hi Everyone! I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself to the group and our IP's.  My name is Katie Cahillane and I am a sophomore in Social Studies Education here at Purdue.  For the beginning of this project I will be researching and developing a page stating the purpose of eduBlogs.  If you have any advice or questions for me, feel free to contact me! My email is klcahill@purdue.edu   Thanks guys!

  2. Unknown User (bfife)

    Hi. My name is Bre, I'm a freshmen at Purdue majoring in English Education. I am a member of the track and field team here as well. My part of the project will be discussing how EDUBLOGS are related to other applications.  If you have any ideas that will help please let me know! bfife@purdue.edu

  3. Unknown User (rhead)

    Here's a bit of information from a Top 100 Tools website. It might help a bit with a group somewhere. (smile)

    http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/edublogs.html

    -Rose

  4. Unknown User (ahannusc)

    Hey everyone (smile) I'm Amanda. I'm a freshman at Purdue majoring in Elementary Education. I like to watch football and play tennis in my free time. I'm researching how the edublogs can be used within an educational/learning situation including elementary, secondary, post secondary, and business industry. If you have anything that can benefit me, let me know! My email is ahannusc@purdue.edu.

  5. Unknown User (lhillock)

    Hey! My name is Lauren Hillock. Im a freshman with a major in Social Studies Education. i'll be developing the page about the background of Edublogs. If you have any advice, comments, or questions let me know!

    WE MUST DO AWSOME ON THIS!  I REFUSE TO TAKE THE FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Unknown User (jones202)

    Hi. I am Ryan and i am a senior double majoring in Graphic Design and Art Education.  I am researching examples of how edublogs is being used to illustrate its current educational value or potential value.  If you see anything that will help let me know, thanks.  jones202@purdue.edu.

  7. Unknown User (khollis)

    Hi Group 3! My name is Kalli Hollis. I am a freshman in Math Education. I love sports, especially running. My part in the research is in discovering how it works and what one has to do to start using it. My email is khollis@purdue.edu and you can always find me on facebook.

  8. Unknown User (ncastro)

    Hi. My name is Nicole Castro. I'm a freshman and am currently in the Undergraduate Studies Program. I hope to codo into the College of Education by the end of this semester. I work part time at one of the dining courts and am a member of the Ballroom Dance Team. I'm reseaching Unique ways of using the application. If you find anything that can help me out that would be great thanx! My email is ncastro@purdue.edu

  9. Unknown User (khollis)

    I found this site that seems pretty informative:

    http://edublogs.org/about/

    Hope it helps someone!

  10. Unknown User (bfife)

    As I was going through the Edublogs website I came across the About Us tab. This provides a lot of back ground information. As well as explaniations to get started for our project. You can get to it by clicking the ABOUT US tab on the site, or www.edublogs.org/about/. I hope this will help!

    -Bre

  11. Unknown User (rhead)

    Hey everyone! My name is Rosemary Head. I'm the team manager for our project. So if you have a problem, come to me! I'm a freshmen majoring in Elementary Education. I enjoy being outside and meeting new people. I'll be working mostly with our international partners and how our application can be used in other countries and if ther's anything unique that can be more relevant to them. If you ever fall behind/need help, contact me: rhead@purdue.edu.

  12. Unknown User (khollis)

    Another site I found is this

    http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/tag/edublogs/

    It is basically a blog set up by EduBlogs to answer some questions about EduBlogs and how to use its technologies in the classroom. It looked helpful...

  13. Unknown User (bfife)

    www.edublogs.org/features. is very useful for discussing the different parts of edublogs, and that there is more to it than just blogging. Check it out!

    -Bre

  14. Unknown User (klcahill)

    Hey Lauren...I found this on the edublog.org link posted above.  I'm not sure if he was just the founder of that certain site, or if it invented edublogs? But here is his information

    James Farmer is the Founder and CEO of Edublogs. He's worked previously as an teacher, Lecturer in Education Design at Deakin University and Online Community Editor of The Age. He's based in Melbourne, Australia and when not immersed in Edublogs-related-thought likes hanging with his girls, playing Wii (often with said girls) and roaming around Melbourne.

    1. Unknown User (lhillock)

      Thanks Katie!

  15. Unknown User (ncastro)

    I found this page that was Titled 10 ways to use your edublog. I think it will be helpful in finding unique ways to use the application

    http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/

  16. Unknown User (khollis)

    Another potentially helpful site?

    http://miketemple123.edublogs.org/

  17. Unknown User (ncastro)

    I just found a site showing how to get students more involved in the blog. I'm not sure how relevant it is to our project though. 

    http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/2009/03/15/can-you-help-reduce-the-frustrations-of-posting-comments-too-quickly/

  18. Unknown User (klcahill)

    http://www.ecolenet.nl/best/edublogs.htm

    Hey guys, I found this website.  It talks about the purposes of edublogs, a little bit about the background, and some benifits for both teachers and students who use the blogs. Hope it helps!

  19. Unknown User (bfife)

    http://giancanrlos.edublogs.org/ this site may help when fidning other applications related to Edublogs.

    -Bre

  20. Unknown User (ncastro)

    I just found a link that has videos on how to use edublogs and also gives answers to Frequently asked questions

    http://edublogs.org/support/

  21. Unknown User (jones202)

    On the edublogs home page to the right are "edublogs supporters" which has different teachers and you can see how they are applying edublogs.

  22. Unknown User (khollis)

    I think this will probably mainly help my portion of the page, but I wanted to have the url here. It's a pdf off of the help page about getting started.

    http://help.edublogs.org/files/2009/03/edublogs_started.pdf

  23. Unknown User (klcahill)

    Hey Guys,

    I don't know if we want to somehow work in support that edublogs are a success and people actually benifit from them.  I thought maybe we could work that idea into our final presentation, but here is a page that has some quotes supporting edublogs. I'll keep looking for some more quotes and references that support the blogs.

    http://anne.teachesme.com/category/peter-ford/

  24. Unknown User (khollis)

    An edublog is a blog written by someone with a stake in education. Examples might include blogs written by or for teachers, blogs maintained for the purpose of classroom instruction, or blogs written about educational policy. The collection of these blogs is called the edublogosphere by some, in keeping with the larger blogosphere, although that label is not necessarily universally agreed upon. (Others refer to the community or collection of blogs and bloggers as the edusphere.) Similarly, educators who blog are sometimes called edubloggers. Communities of edubloggers occasionally gather for meetups or unconference sessions organized using a wiki at edubloggercon.com.

    This is part of a wikipedia definition on EduBlogs. The url is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edublog 

  25. Unknown User (jones202)

    With edublogs the teachers can use the edu blog site as a project for students.  One example is a middle school teacher who said that her edublog was 90% done by her students.  I like how this shows that teachers don't have to be the one running the blog site but the students can be in charge of how it works, looks, and what information it will contain.

  26. Unknown User (rhead)

    Yay! I found the Edublogs' magazine! I'm sure there has to be something we all can use in here.

    http://magazine.edublogs.org/

  27. Unknown User (rhead)

    There's some stuff on this site, too. It's actually some lady talking about her experiences with edublogs and what not. also gives the founder of edublogs and probably a bit more.

    http://aquaculturepda.edublogs.org/tag/edublogs/

  28. Hello everyone! My name is Chunlei Zhang.  I am a graduate student major in Science Education in Beijing Normal University. I am interested in the follow questions:How dose edublogs work?  How is it related to other web2.0 applications? Is there any unique ways of using it? How could EduBlogs be used within an educational/learning situation?

    So my part of this project is to find anwers or resouces for these questions. I am glad to work with all of you together. My email is lukezhg @ gmail.com   , feel free to contact me!

  29. Unknown User (khollis)

    Hey Zhang! Welcome to the group!!

    I was wondering what else we need to have done and by when! I'm worrying that I will forget to do something! Thanks!

  30. Hi everyone! MY name is Yanhui Wang. I am a graduate student major  in Geographical Information Science in Beijing Normal University.  I'm interested in the follow questions about edublogs:  What is the title of the application? Who developed it?What is the purpose of the application e. What are some unique ways of using this application?

    I will try my best to find some answers for these problem. If you have any advice or questions for me, feel free to contact me! My email is youngerking1985@gmail.com

  31. Hey, everyone! My name is Binbin Zheng, I am a graduate student major in Educational Technology in Beijing Normal University, and I am really interested in using web 2.0 tools like blog, wiki, twitter, etc. I am so happy to have this great opportunity working with students in Purdue University, hope we can enjoy the cooperation.

    I think I may contribute in the section about the application of edublog in areas other than USA, like China. I would like to do some research on how edublog is used in China and some typical application.

    My email is iris.zheng6@gmail.com. I am not sure whether others have gmail. If you do, we can establish a Google Group which would make the communication much more convenient and easier. BTW, my skype is iris.zheng6. Hope we can have the chance talking with each other online.(smile)

  32. Unknown User (rhead)

    Thanks Binbin, you'll be helping me out the most, and I appreciate the help! Hope to talk to you soon!

    1. Thank you Rosemary. Hope to talk to you soon so that we can work out our schedule and how to cooperate.

  33. Unknown User (lhillock)

    i created an edublog account. i think it could be a good way to get more experience etc. with the site.

  34. Unknown User (lhillock)

    this website has alot of videos about edublogs. maybe it might help someone http://edublogs.org/videos/

  35. Unknown User (lhillock)

    this website has some uuseful information we may be able to use. hope it helps someone.

    http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/edublogs.html

  36. Unknown User (lhillock)

    I just discovered that Edublogs is on twitter. it might be good to show how it can be used with other wed 2.0 technologies. hope it helps

  37. Unknown User (ahannusc)

    This is a link to an edublog that is a good example of using edublogs in the classroom. It is an 11th grade English honors class edublog run by their teacher.

    http://mrdarnell.edublogs.org/

  38. Unknown User (ahannusc)

    This purpose of this link is to the website that goes into detail about Edublogs on College campuses which pertains to my section on which ways edublogs can be used in schools above the secondary education level.

    http://edublogs.org/campus/

  39. Unknown User (ahannusc)

    I found a lesson plan for physical science on edublogs for an example of how to use edublogs for teaching. It looks like it could be for a high school technology class, but regardless is helpful in determining how teachers use edublogs for their lessons.

    http://crowelm.edublogs.org/

  40. Unknown User (jones202)

    On edublogs there is a popular tabs section that will connect you to a online chat board about that topic. its an easy way to find information from other people fast.

  41. Unknown User (rhead)

    http://www.ecolenet.nl/best/edublogs.htm

    Not sure if someone posted that yet but it shows students actually using it for multiple reasons.

  42. I have a question when editing the wiki page. I cannot insert the image from my local computer. I downloaded a picture from the website, saved in my computer. and click the insert image buttom, however, when I finished the process, it can not be shown on the page. Does anyone occur this problem and how to solve it? Thanks a lot!

    1. I have already solved the problem,haha(smile)

  43. Unknown User (tredmon)

    The Edublogs Application allows students to share experiences from student to student and teacher to student. Teachers can post assignments that students can work on. The Edublog also allows students to discuss lesson with teachers. The Edublogs allow students to see what other classmates think and possibly be a help to each other. Another reason why Edublog is a good tool to use in the classroom is because when teachers post due dates on the blog it not only keep students aware of what is going on in the classroom, but parents as well. Teachers can also put up tips for the student on the blog to help students with the assignments. Personally, the Edublog is an essential tool because it provides the students help even when they are away from their teacher. Students can also refer back to the blogs for instructions and assistance with various assignments that teachers post. This EduBlog is very easy to use and quite beneficial as well

  44. Unknown User (vmartz)

    I actually decided to look at this page because when I took a Student Teaching class in high school we used this blogging system to inform our teacher of what we were doing in class every day with our class that we student taught! I think this blogging forum is deffinately very useful in the classroom! Aside from the way that I'm used to using it, I could see how it would also be useful to encourage student discussion outside of the classroom. Also it seems like it would be a good way for students to keep in contact with their teacher overnight in the case that they would have any questions on homework, and the teacher could reply more quickly than if it was through e-mail.

    In addition to this application being useful in the classroom setting, I think it is also extremely easy to use. The only thing that I don't think is as useful is when age groups 7th grade and below are using this blog. I know that I personally didn't have an e-mail at that age because of internet safety, my parents wouldn't allow me too, and I don't know if I would want my younger siblings, theoretically, using this blog, just because they have to create an e-mail in order to use it. I think it's very easy and useful for 8th-12th grades, but any younger than that I think it's difficulty increases for the age group, and the usefulness then is decreased. Other than that, though, I deffinitely think this blog is useful and easy to work with!