This post is a quick demo of tagging & categorising.
Tags and categories can be used to organise your posts on a blog, say, for e-portfolios.
Glow now has simple to set up and use weblogs.
What is a Weblog
- A blog is an easily up-datable page or set of pages on the web.
- It can be updated without any knowledge of html through a web based interface.
- No software is needed other than a web browser.
- The pages consist in the main of a series of articles, the most recent at the top.
- Previous articles are archived and can be searched.
Why Use Blogs in Education?
- For many of the same reasons you would have a static website.
- A static website involves a fair bit of work and distances children from the publishing process. Weblogs allow children to become more directly involved in the publishing process without delving into time consuming html skills.
- Allow children to ‘write the web’ as opposed to reading it.
- It is another wall display
- To give the children a wider (one of the widest) audience for some of their work, increase their sense of ownership and responsibility of their work and gain feedback and co-operation from others. Working in small groups on a shared text encourages peer feedback and co-operation.
- Hopefully it should inform parents and even allow children to understand aspects of class life. Scanning down the blog show a surprisingly wide variety of activities recently covered.
Sandaig Otters June 07 A month of posts
Sandaig Otters » Twin Castles p4 post with interesting replies.