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2011-07-07 Blogs in Education

 8:30 - 9:00 Introduction, welcome activity
 9:00 - 9:15 Big Picture
 9:15 - 10:20 Building Sites
10:20 - 10:30 Brain Break
10:30 -
11:00 Next Steps
11:00 - 11:30 Reflection and Evaluation

Edison Middle School


Stephen Davis - Rush The Iceberg (personal)
                        Swimming Under Icebergs (Class)
Jason Seliskar - Teacher Technology (Personal)
                           Mr. Seliskar (Class)
Brent Coley -
Eric Jarvis - Mr. Jarvis's Class
Paul Clovin - Twenty-Five into Twenty Four
School Wide - Lewis Elementary

Specific Examples-

1.  Student/Class Blogging – Shine Brite Zamorano & Ms. Jaeger’s Class (Mann Middle book club) & Mrs. YollisMrs. Kolbert’s Class & Classroom 2 Kids & 2010 AllStarsThe Write Weblog (with links to Student Blogs)Newsquest Blog (with links to Student Blogs)Room 208 (with links to Student Blogs)The Secret Life of Bees & Notes from McTeach & 8th grade First year Spanish 17th grade First year Spanish8th grade 2nd year Spanish

2.  Students Commenting – Thinking Allowed & Look What’s Happening in Room 101 & Mrs. Ratner’s and Mrs. Vivian’s Blog & Mrs. Buller’s 4th Grade Blog & Ms. Frizzle (Science Blog) &  Edtec700 Blog & AP Spanish Language & a post on Langwitches Blog about commenting

3.  Teacher Website -  I’m Doing My Homework & Mrs. Ryan’s ClassMrs. Chelo’s Classroom & Mrs. Leighty’s Blog & 5th Grade E.B. ScrippsMrs. Gelaro’s Class & Mrs. Viavada’s Birdrock Blog & Scripps Ranch H.S. World Languages & Pershing LibraryFly on the Classroom WallThinking & Writing Wrinkles &  Critical Issues in Literature Mrs. Liebke World History BlogEspañol 3


Navigation Bar
To get rid of the navigation bar (next blog section) at the top of the page go into the Blogger dashboard - design tab - edit HTML section
Next look for the section that displays "Blogger Template Style"  and add this code AFTER the dashed line -

#navbar-iframe {
   display: none !important;

Save and you should be done!


The online notice board maker.


Google/Life Photo Archive
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.


Locate the visual inspiration you need.

NASA on Flickr
Photos from NASA's photo stream licensed for reuse.

A Creative Commons search image search engine.

Next Steps

Best Embeds
Now that you and/or your students are using wikis and blogs, are you curious what could be added to them?

Lead Learner
Sean Williams
Google Apps Certified Trainer
Orange County Dept of Ed consultant/trainer
Elementary Teacher
Yorba Linda, Ca
@seani (Twitter)

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