Monday, November 14, 2011

Blogging A-Z: Step Three

Always be aware of your digital footprint. "In the 21st century our digital footprint conveys an important image and people should know what that is." (Nielsen, 2011,para.1)

Break down the walls of your classroom - "connect with people across the world, including experts"(Kist, 2010, p.81)

Collaborate with others. Create opportunities to engage other voices.

Draw readers by using widgets: RSS, Twitter, and Diigo feeds.

Enhance with video, digital images, and embedded graphics.

Find your voice."I'm still looking!"

Grow as a writer by learning, reflecting, and sharing.

Help students engage in preparing for  "an ever expanding information society." (Richardson, 2009, p. 28)

Interact with those who follow your blog. Communicate using comments on posts and expect comments on your posts.

Journal-blogs can be used to record, review, evaluate, and reflect on learning "and plan for additional research, as well as help when they begin to write."(Duncan, 2012, p.68)

Keep on blogging. Don't disappoint followers.

Link to other sites and interesting web pages.

Make use of email or external blog links (Diigo) to post to your blog.

"New technologies... and new possibilities...suggest that education itself is part of the revolution."(OSLA, 2010, p.38)

"Organize, manage and evaluate the information"(Trexler, 2011, p.95) used in your blog.

Post, post, post!

Question yourself and your readers in order to engage and create followers.

Read blogs by teachers, teacher-librarians, and technology educators.

Subscribe to other bloggers using Google Reader or another aggregator.

Tag (label) your posts to allow searching and finding.

Use blogs to "share successes and challenges with other professionals through Professional Learning Communities and Professional Learning Networks." (OSLA, 2010, p.12)

Voices need to be real, authentic and I am beginning to think-not too academic.

Write for your readers. "The Web is evolving to become more of an area for social and idea networking." (Crane, 2009, p15)

Your posts need to always be professional.

Zuckerberg introduced Facebook which can be considered a social blogging platform.

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