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===Reading List===
 
===Reading List===
Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.
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Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of blogs.
 
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* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470288930?ie=UTF8&tag=teachwithclas-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470288930 Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments]
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===Key Web links===
 
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Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand blogs and their capabilities.
 
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand blogs and their capabilities.
  
* [http://theedublogger.com/2010/12/14/the-edubloggers-introduction-to-blogging/ The Edublogger’s Introduction to Blogging]  
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* [http://theedublogger.com/2010/12/14/the-edubloggers-introduction-to-blogging/ The Edublogger’s Introduction to Blogging]
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* [http://www.instantshift.com/2011/01/10/20-bad-habits-of-new-bloggers 20 Bad Habits of New Bloggers]
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* [http://blogwritingcourse.com/ BlogWritingCourse]
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* [http://www.inc.com/business-owner-social-media-tool-kit/index.html#blogging Social Media Toolkit - Blogging]
  
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====Blogging Ideas====
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Here are blog ideas in case you are stuck.
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* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/100-blog-topics-i-hope-you-write/ Here’s 100 Blog/Podcast Topics I Hope YOU Write]
  
 
====Education====
 
====Education====
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using blogs in a education environment.
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using blogs in a education environment.
  
* [http://www.citl.ohiou.edu/quickstarts/clickers/stub.html Using Clickers in the Classroom]
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* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/12/10-tips-for-starting-education-blog.html 10 Tips for Starting an Education Blog]
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* [http://www.onlineclasses.org/2010/12/08/100-seriously-cool-classroom-blogs-for-teaching-ideas-inspiration/ 100 Seriously Cool Classroom Blogs for Teaching Ideas & Inspiration]
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* [http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/making-student-blogs-pay-off-with-blog-audits/27559 Making Student Blogs Pay Off with Blog Audits]
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* [http://burcuakyol.com/2011/01/dos-and-donts-of-blogging-with-students/ DOs and DON'Ts of Blogging With Students]
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* [http://www.edtechpost.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/2008/10/matrix2.gif Some uses of blogs in education]
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* [http://campustechnology.com/articles/2007/05/instructional-strategies-for-blogging.aspx Instructional Strategies for Blogging]
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* [http://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog//blogging4learning/ Blogging for Learning]
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* [http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/02/50-best-blogs-for-education-leaders/ 50 BEST BLOGS FOR EDUCATION LEADERS]
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* [http://onlineuniversityrankings.org/2010/top-50-global-education-blogs/ Top 50 Global Education Blogs]
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* [http://www.mastersineducation.com/100-blogs-that-will-make-you-a-better-teacher/ 100 Blogs That Will Make You a Better Teacher]
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* [http://blog.efrontlearning.net/2010/11/most-updated-and-popular-e-learning.html The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs]
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* [http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs Top 100 Education Blogs]
  
===Video Tutorials===
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====Miscellaneous Blog Tips====
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use blogs.
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These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
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* [http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/comment-etiquette/ Are you well-versed in comment etiquette?]
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* [http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2008/11/100-blogs-that-will-make-you-smarter/ 100 BLOGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER]
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* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/how-to-write-three-blog-posts-a-day/ HOW TO WRITE THREE BLOG POSTS A DAY]
  
* [http://trainingportal.turningtechnologies.com/ TurningPoint Tutorials]
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====Professional Development====
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Here are some articles to put purpose behind your blogging.
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* [http://www.thechangeblog.com/personal-development-tool/ 7 Reasons a Blog Is a Phenomenal Personal Development Tool]
  
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====Tips for a Successful Blog====
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Here are ideas for improving your blogging.
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* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/01/5-tips-for-beginning-bloggers.html 5 Tips for Beginning Bloggers]
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* [http://www.problogger.net/archives/2010/12/21/five-ways-to-become-a-better-writer-and-take-your-blog-to-the-top/ Five Ways to Become a Better Writer and Take Your Blog to the Top]
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* [http://philipnowak.com/2010/12/20/how-to-captivate-your-blog-readers-through-the-perfect-image/ How to captivate your blog readers through the perfect image]
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* [http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/best-practices-for-writing-a-blog/ Mind map: Best practices for writing an effective blog]
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* [http://lunas994.blogspot.com/2011/01/five-steps-to-effective-blog-post.html Five Steps to an Effective Blog Post]
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* [http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2011/01/18/10-ways-to-write-better-blog-posts/ 10 Ways to Write Better Blog Posts]
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* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/50-ways-to-take-your-blog-to-the-next-level/ 50 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR BLOG TO THE NEXT LEVEL]
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* [http://www.conversationagent.com/2008/11/why-start-a-blog-and-25-tips-to-make-it-work.html Why Start a Blog and 25 Tips to Make it Work]
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* [http://www.dragosroua.com/100-ways-to-improve-your-blog/ Blog Like A Pro With 100 Tips]
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* [http://epiclaunch.com/boost-your-blogging-skills 10 Quick Tips to Boost Your Blogging Skills]
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====WordPress Tips====
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Here are tips specific to [http://www.wordpress.com WordPress].
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* [http://bloggerdesign.com/533/3-alternatives/ 3 Alternative Ways To Post To WordPress]
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* [http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/make-your-wordpress-site-tablet-friendly/32144 Make Your WordPress Site Tablet-Friendly]
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* [http://wordpress.org/ WordPress for your own hosted site]
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===Video Tutorials===
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Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use blogs.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 17:40, 27 June 2012

Blogging

Release status: new

Description Blogging is a blend of "Web Log" It is way you can deliver news, information, and your opinion.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 31 March, 2011


Contents

[edit] Description

Blogs are Web-based pages for delivering news, opinions, and information. Blogs are written on an ever increasing number of subjects.

Entry to blogs are called posts and are similar to a syndicated news column. A blog typically focuses on one subject and is updated on a regular basis with the most recent post appearing at the top of the page. Depending on how the blog owner sets up the page, posts may appear in isolation or with other posts.

There are many different blogging programs available each with their own features. You can maintain a blog on a public site or host it on your own server. If you host your own blog, you will have more control of features and functionality.

[edit] Essential Requirements

Blogs will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.

[edit] Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.

[edit] Software

Access to blogsis accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

[edit] Common Blogging Applications

Here are common blogging Websites:

Here is a comparison of blogging software.

You can also write blog posts on the iPad with a number of different applications. Here is a list of tools: 7 Amazing Apps To Get You Blogging On The iPad Right Away.

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of blogs.

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand blogs and their capabilities.

[edit] Blogging Ideas

Here are blog ideas in case you are stuck.

[edit] Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using blogs in a education environment.

[edit] Miscellaneous Blog Tips

These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.

[edit] Professional Development

Here are some articles to put purpose behind your blogging.

[edit] Tips for a Successful Blog

Here are ideas for improving your blogging.

[edit] WordPress Tips

Here are tips specific to WordPress.

[edit] Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use blogs.

[edit] References