Tag Archives: Blogs
Regan Harding Guest BloggerA couple of things have made me decide to finish this series of challenges. The first being regular gig for Regan Harding as guest blogger on the engageme.net/blog, Regan is one of our team members and her posts have been very inspiring and I would like you all to go visit them… and the second, a link to a very interesting blog that I received by email today;
Using Blogs to Promote Authentic Learning in the Classroom
What a great list of resources! In particular, check out the Student Safety and Responsible Blogging section
Now for Task 4 – Email a Reader
This challenge is about thanking readers that commented on your blog and contributors from way back if you’ve been blogging for a while now. My suggestions would be to do it via a personal email.
What do you think about blogging in education? Why doesn’t it work for you? Does it work for you? Is it just another thing you need to do? Can you see any benefits yet? I’d like to invite you to comment on this post and start a conversation about it. What are the issues?
Embedding Blogging into your Educational Spaces
In Phase one of the Technolog-e sessions, we looked at Educational uses of Blogs.
As part of this challenge, we will explore some of the techniques you can use to embed blogging into your work, whether that’s engaging colleagues, student, family or all of them (you get out of this as much as you put in) in the one space.
It’s time to strengthen our network, collaborate more with our team, and email less.
So let’s start with our own Blog Challenge.
Note: One task a day (even a quick one) might be a bit much to ask of you, but you have some paid time for your role once a week. So I am asking you to take 10 – 15 mins to complete one task per week for five weeks.
To learn about the power of blogs, we need to start using them. There’s not much point me listing the blog challenges on our team wiki, so I’ll do it through my blog….
Creating and maintaining an online identity.
Blog themes are usually free and as such we can’t possibly expect others not to use the same ones. You have to pay for that!
But what if that person is someone you know? What if someone who has a fairly strong virtual identity and is in the same professional field, and is someone who visits your blog?
What if someone that you knew changed their blog theme to something almost identical to yours?
Would you be surprised when you visited their space? Would you be annoyed or flattered?
What if you had carried that theme through to other spaces?
Would you change your theme?
ask your readers to do some self promotion.
So… “I’d like to get to know you well…” (sing it)
As well as giving you the opportunity to promote yourself on this blog, I’d like to take the opportunity to get to know you, on a more… personal level. Yes, I’m going to ask you to share something personal with me.
If you’re not comfortable with that, then share something that you use to strengthen your networks, encourage collaboration and, or resource sharing. I’d love you to post a comment, include a link to your Flickr/Facebook or other social networking site…