I just finished a week-long tech workshop for the Area 3 Writing Project. What a treat to hang out for five days with 18 enthusiastic teachers, eager to add Web 2.0 tools to their classroom toolkit. For many it was a steep learning curve, but all left with at least one Edublog ready to go. Throughout the week I would periodically suggest that they check out the wealth of tips that the wonderful Sue Waters keeps sending our way via The Edublogger. The post I most often referred them to was 100 Edublogs Themes Separated into Categories .
This morning I’ve added another post and a comment to my list of favorites from The Edublogger:
- Here’s My First Five Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts – From Sue – Once again, Sue puts it all in a nutshell.
- Teacher and Student Blogging that Succeeds – From Dean Shareski (via Jan Smith‘s comment on The Edublogger) – I like how Dean has nailed down some realities about blogging, e.g, ” Blogging is way more about reading than it is writing. Many teachers don’t see this at first.” Lots of food for thought contained in each of the five pointers.
Heading into my workshop wiki to add these three links to my blogging resources.