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What is a Weblog?
A weblog (aka Blog) is a live online journal that can be easily and instantly updated. A Blog can be a frequently posted list of interesting web sites, or a personal diary of events and thoughts, or a combination of the two (among many other things.) The newborn publishing world of weblogs seems to be having a significant impact on digital culture, communication, education, and publication.
The best proof of impact at the moment is the proliferation of Election and Political Blogs that have sprung up around presidential candidates, parties, and news agencies. Bloggers are constantly defining and debating the definition of a weblog, as well as presenting their reasons for keeping a blog.
--Pattie Belle Hastings, Assistant Professor
in the Computer Science and Interactive Digital Design Department at
Pew Research - Internet & American Life Project
44% of Internet users have created content for the online world through building or posting to Web sites, creating blogs, and sharing files.
Best blog on education blogging I've seen. Maintained by Will
Richardson, Supervisor of Instructional Technology at
The Gifted Thing
A Utah summer with Dave Wiley and the USU team
Examples of educator blogs sorted by pre-k and kinder, primary, EFL/ESL, cross grade, high school, school library, school administrator, etc.
EDUCATION BLOGS (continued)
Teachnology : Teaching Blogs
Seb's Open Research
Clipping: Pointers and thoughts on the evolution of knowledge sharing and scholarly communication
High School Home page built in a blog format, cited among Will Richardson's best practices links.
Clipping: "school of over 2700 students, located in the
Clipping: Organizations Usually Get the IT They Deserve
Jim's Pond - Exploring the Universe of Ideas
Personal/professional blog of Jim Stewart, UEN Director of Technical Services
THE Network Security Blog - Geek Troy Jessup
Pete Kruckenberg's Perfect World
Pete is senior network engineer at the Utah Education Network.
Dan's Cancer Weblog
Clipping: I'm not exaggerating when I say that my experience with this disease has brought joy to my life that I never anticipated in the form of new friends, closer relationships to family, new appreciation for the kindness of strangers...
Rich's UEN Blog
UEN - The Governor's Monthly News Conference - Transcripts & Streaming Video
Watch the latest news conference or read the transcript. Archived transcripts starting in June 1999.
UEN - Calendar of Events
What's ahead for
UEN - News Articles
What's new for educators, students and parents at the Utah Education Network, KULC and KUED.
BLOG-LIKE SITES (continued)
SLC Public Library : Events
Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.
FREE BLOG PROVIDERS
The provider that fueled the blogging revolution. Free and premium (pay) versions.
Aimed at a younger crowd. Easy sign up procedure. No banner or pop up ads.
Webby award-winning site used by 400,000+ worldwide.
Rated 3 in Free Blog
Available in free and premium (pay) versions.
OTHER BLOG SERVICES / SOFTWARE
Rated 3 in Other Blog
Services / Software on
Donation supported. $20 - $45 buys the software license. Commercial accounts: $150.
Online service from MoveableType. Monthly pricing at $4.95, $8.95 and $14.95.
After free 30-day trial period, Radio costs $39.95 per year with 40 megabytes of storage.
EBN - Educational Bloggers Network
Paid Service marketed to educators. The first year rate is $19.95. After the first year, the educational rate is $39.95 per year.
FREE CONTENT CREATION TOOLS
UEN - my.uen
Educator-created customized web page to share information and resources with students, parents, and the learning community.
FREE CONTENT CREATION TOOLS (continued)
UEN - Virtual
Educator-created virtual tours organized by
UEN - Activities
UEN - Rubric Tool Home
Browse exiting rubrics, adapt or create your own, online tutorial included.
UEN - Lesson Plan Tool
Browse existing lesson plans, adapt or create your own, online tutorial included
UEN - Basic HTML Tags Tutorial
One page reference for Formatting Text with basic HTML tags.
SURWEB - State of
Educator-created multimedia presentations using a huge library of images, sounds & movies provided by SURWEB or other digital sources.
MyEdesk Reference Desk
Create, manage, and distribute portfolios, lesson plans, presentations, study guides, and more.
Clipping: Use several proven search engines to find reliable resources to add to the content of collections. Search for and find teacher, student, administrator, and power users to share content and collections. Create, format, and edit documents using the powerful Virtual Notepad. Bookmark your favorite websites and upload files to your personal storage space from anywhere on the web.
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OJR article: Blogging as a Form of Journalism
Online Journalism Review - USC Annenberg
Clipping: Weblogging will drive a powerful new form of amateur journalism as millions of Net users — young people especially — take on the role of columnist, reporter, analyst and publisher while fashioning their own personal broadcasting networks.