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Blogging 101 | An Enabling e-Learning event

Started by Karen Spencer 11 Jul 2012 10:01am () Replies (58)

BlogPerhaps you have seen other teachers doing it. Maybe you just do it for yourself. You've heard people talking about it but not sure how to get started, or how to take the next step.

Blogs offer a highly flexible technology that can be used across the curriculum to provide a window on the classroom, connect learning to family, create authentic audiences for writing, offer a space for reflection...and a myriad of other purposes related to pedagogy and learning areas.

This thread aims to provide stories, examples, tips and advice on how to harness the power of blogging and integrate it with effective learning.

Guest teachers and champion bloggers - Allanah King ('Life is not a race to be first finished blog), Kimberley Rivett (eLearning for Life blog), and Stephanie Thompson (Teaching the Teacher blog) - will be on hand to answer your questions and share their expertise.

Meanwhile, here's a wee video from Enabling e-Learning: Teaching to whet your appetite. Nic Mason, teacher at Russell Street School, says, "teaching the kids something and letting them experiment in their own way" has enabled his students technological capability to develop. He and his students describe the process, some of the tools, and the learning they gain and reflect on, through creating blog posts:

[Image: freedigitalphotos.net]

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  • Monika Kern (View all users posts) 26 Jun 2015 12:02am ()

    Hi Tamara,

    your question intrigued me so I had a little play. I can't see where you would find the embed code I must be looking in the wrong place, but I noted you can download TED Talks as mp4 and thenin Blogger you can select the video icon and upload it. It seems to work on my Android tablet using the Chrome browser, give it a try on your device.

    Cheers, Monika

  • Monika Kern (View all users posts) 26 Jun 2015 4:32pm ()

    Thanks heaps, Barbara, the perils of using a tablet late at night! On my laptop I can clearly see where to embed, but the option does not come up when I use my Nexus tablet (Android) - interesting!

    Cheers, Monika

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