Basic/Advanced Training
“Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)”

Mark Wagner
Irvine, California, USA
Blog: http://www.edtechlife.com
Twitter: @markwagner

Bio
A former high school English teacher, Mark has since served as an educational technology coordinator at Estancia High School, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, and the Orange County Department of Education. He now serves as the president of the Educational Technology and Life Corporation, which provides professional development and consulting services to schools, districts, and other educational institutions. Mark has a masters degree in cross-cultural education. He is also working towards a PhD in Educational Technology at Walden University, and expects to complete his dissertation in early 2007.

Presentation Title
“Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)”

Powerful teaching and learning tools for both students and teachers, blogs can be used for student reflection, class webpages, professional development, and much more. This session briefly introduces participants to the read/write web, and to weblogs, or blogs, specifically. A live demonstration of WordPress will illustrate that… “If you can email, you can blog.” This will be supported by an overview of best practices and inspirational examples of actual student and teacher weblogs. These will include individual student reflections and learning logs, team blogs used for group work, teacher blogs, class blogs, blogs used for professional development, and blogs used to reach out to parents and the community. The session will leave participants inspired to take their next steps with educational blogging, whatever their level… just beginning their own blogging journey, ready for their students to join them, ready to implement new best practices, or ready to innovate and lead the way.

Presentation

Originally posted on:
http://k12online.wm.edu/BlogIfYouLoveLearning.mov

Supporting Links
http://blogifyoulovelearning.wikispaces.com/

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15 Responses to “Basic/Advanced Training
“Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)””

  1. […] I am “presenting” three sessions for the k12 Online Conference, which is going on right now. My first session, Blog if You Love Learning is already live. Head on over to see what I hope is a fun and informative overview of blogs in education. I was inspired by former science teacher Alton Brown’s Good Eats and Amanda Congdon’s Rocketboom (the old Rocketboom), and I used Snapz Pro for the first time, so hopefully I can hold attention for an hour… and then some. I hope you’ll check it out and leave a comment if you watch it. :) […]

  2. Renee Moore says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful presentation. I am new (I thought) to blogging and web tools. AFter your presentation, I realized I know more than I thought. It was clear, easy to follow, and intriguing.

  3. Well rounded presentation that makes the word “comment” mean more than just a response, but a way to get kids involving in the learning process. I hope in the future to be able to work with the wiki/blogging relationship and have my students in some computer science classes use the Read/Write web, not just the Read web. After listening to your discussion and presentation of materials/links, I realized that the world of blogging needs to be students that understand the concept or reality of the information they provide.

  4. Just finished listening…nice work. I created an edublog with your guidance:
    http://malonege.edublog.org…I’ve used blogger for over a year but had I seen this one then I may have switched. I’ll be pointing others to your site. Thanks.

  5. […] Mark Wagner, at the K12 Online Conference, made a presentation titled “Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)” that I felt I had to checkout because of the novice experience I have with actually implementing blogs in my classroom. He presented many great resources, including example teacher blogs and educational sites like edublogs, which allow teachers, students, and administrators to get involved in the Read / Write web. The entertaining demeanor and mannerisms that Mark used during his presentation showed the passion he has for the subject. I felt that he was talking to novices all the way up to advanced levels bloggers because of the understandable cadence he used. […]

  6. Kris Olson says:

    A great little movie about blogging – It brings up many points about blogging in the classroom and provides guidance on how to blog.

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    Is it too late to view this–http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=37. I have attempted to open the site several times and nothing happens. I have QuickTime installed on the computer

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  11. Thank you for this informative, clear, and thorough presentation. It gives me the courage and some knowhow to start up a first blog for my students.

  12. […] First, watch the presentation by Mark Wagner, entitled “Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education (Basic)”. Mark will walk you through the entire process of setting up your own blog! Next, decide on your purpose for your blog. It could be a classroom blog (set up in time for the new school year) in order to showcase student work or communicate with parents, or a blog where you reflect on teaching and learning. You decide. […]

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