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 SELF-EXPRESSION

The recent evolution of Web 2.0 tools has now allowed users to interface and interact with a myriad of online resources. Anyone with access to a computer and Internet connection can share their opinions with the world via BLOGS, PODCASTS and WIKIS. This evolution has also provided a medium to share and distribute creative works such as photographs, videos, art and music.

 BLOGGING

"Blog" is an abbreviated version of "weblog," which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.

Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, home staging, sports, or mobile technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all types of other sites. And others are more like personal journals, presenting the author's daily life and thoughts.

Generally speaking (although there are exceptions), blogs tend to have a few things in common:

  • A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories.
  • An archive of older articles.
  • A way for people to leave comments about the articles.
  • A list of links to other related sites, sometimes called a "blogroll".
  • One or more "feeds" like RSS, Atom or RDF files."

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Websites Relating to Using Blogs in Education

 

Office of Instructional Technology
1017 Reno Ave. Bldg A
Modesto, CA 95351
209-576-4106
FAX - 576-4925
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