051028-Sharing with CPA Teachers@MOE Edutorium

Thank you teachers for listening to my (boring) sharing. As mentioned, the slides that I have used are available here.
The softcopy of the Weblogs in Education lit review is available in the IT Litereature Review page of ETD’s EduMall. Check out EduMall for the wealth of resources related to IT in education.
We are unable to allow hands-on during the sharing, and creating a blog is really fast and easy on a usual day. If you would like to this moment create your own blog, first grab this Blogger.com user guide (~4.4MB) (which I have created for use during my workshops). Next, surf to Blogger.com and within 5-10 minutes, you will be a member of the blogger’s community. Yup, congratulations in advance 🙂
Hope the sharing has triggered your thoughts and you will consider to use blogs in your teaching and learning. Cheers!

Comprehensive Guide to a Professional Blog Site: A WordPress Example

This Guide is the result of 350 hrs of learning and experimentation to test the boundaries of blog functionality, scope and capabilities. I myself began this process as a total newbie about six months ago � which likely shows in gaps and na�vet� � but I have been aggressive in documenting as I have gone. The learning from my professional blog journey, still ongoing, is reflected in these pages.
This Guide addresses about 100 individual �how to� blogging topics and lessons, all geared to the content-focused and not occasional blogger. More than 140 citations from more than 80 experts provide additional guidance. The Guide itself occupies 80 pages. It is all free.

— Michael K. Bergman, �Comprehensive Guide to a Professional Blog Site: A WordPress Example,� A Guide Book from the AI3 Blog Site, September 2005, 80 pp.

Teachers see iPods as educational tool

Yet another article on iPods, from The Seattle Times.
Teachers in this article are using the portable players to “make podcasts, practice their vocabulary words, English as a Second Language students are using them to practice English, getting the best possible sound quality from the youngsters, which sometimes meant doing it over and over.”
In addition, busy parents too are capitalising on the technology to “keep in touch with the world their children inhabit all day at school” by programming their computers “to capture the broadcasts”.

Teacher stimulates learning with Web logs

This article off neighbornewspapers.com writes about how a teacher gives her student a voice through blogging.
Loved the ending paragraph:

“She responds beautifully to teacher needs and student needs,” Ms. Hooper said. “She has the heart of a teacher.”

makes me wonder if we were slow in responding to our students’ needs at times *hmm*