Welcome to the Blogosphere Day #1

Do you want to blog, but a little unsure how? I have the wonderful opportunity to teach some of my faculty about blogging. (Wonderful because we are expanding the educational blogosphere and making teachers more tech savvy 🙂 ) I have to admit that I am personally excited because this is such a passion for me. Because this is going to be a basic foundation class, I will have to reign in my enthusiasm a bit so I don’t go off on RSS feeds or editing wordpress themes on the first day!

Day #1

We will cover logging into our blogs, editing our profile, becoming familiar with the dashboard, and writing a test post.

Powerpoint from Day #1: blog-day-1.ppt

This is going to be the first installment of 4 posts centered on the theme: Welcome to the Blogosphere.

Why blog? Watch and learn!

Blogging has become an important part of learning with technology in Room 203. There are many great reasons on how blogs can enhance our learning and parent communication. Blogs allow us to share information easily with parents about what is going on in our busy classrooms. As teachers, blogging can allow our students to answer content study questions or give feed back on thought provoking posts. There are so many other reasons to blog, that we made the following video top ten list of detailed explanations on why blogging can be beneficial to any classroom. But don’t just take our word for it- get started blogging right away and embark on the adventure to the blogosphere with excitement and ease.