Monday, June 25, 2007

Blogging: It’s elementary, School 2.0, and Classroom 2.0

Blogging: It’s elementary, School 2.0, and Classroom 2.0

I had the opportunity to sit-in-on a couple of Patrick Crispen’s sessions at the 2007 AETC conference week before last and he had a great presentation on blogging 101 and blogger. You can download Patrick’s presentation on blogging here (It’s in zip format). Although I am very familiar with blogger, I found the presentation worthwhile and even learned a few new tricks and tips. Patrick always does a great job with his presentations. Such is to be expected of a graduate of the University of Alabama! If you are interested in elementary blogging and Patrick’s presentation doesn’t tell you everything you want to know about beginning a blog for yourself or with your classes, you should visit the following links...

E-School News article on Elementary Blogging

A post by Steve Dembo about Elementary Bloggers

A wiki with links to educational blogs

A wiki tied to Alabama Best Practices Center’s 21ST Century Initiative

John Norton’s bookmarks for the 21st Century Initiative (My blogs are here) Wow!

These should be enough to get you started. I would however point out that before you start blogging with your classes you should get your administrator’s approval. You should also make sure that your Acceptable Use Policy is up-to-date. And above all things you need to make sure that you keep your students safety in mind.

You can find a number of tips to help with the things you need to know about blogging at the ABPC wiki. I hope this helps administrators and teachers begin the move toward School 2.0 and Classroom 2.0 if they haven’t already made the move. Enjoy!

Note: In a future post I will discuss my presentation at the 2007 AETC (Plunge into school 2.0 and beyond: But don’t forget your PFDs). I am just waiting for them to get the 2007 presentations uploaded to their website.


William Bishop (Bill)

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Blogger snbeach said...

As a side note.. the delicious acct isn't John's 21st Century links, rather it is all of the artifacts created by Alabama teachers through the two year MS ABPC 21st Century initiative.


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