Educational Blogging

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Educational Blogging by Mind Map: Educational Blogging

1. Audience

1.1. Identify

1.2. Define

1.3. engage with - respond to comments

1.4. Invite them to read

2. Update regularly

2.1. productivity

2.2. New node

3. Invite contributions

3.1. Ask for comments

3.2. Guest writers

4. Issues with anonymity

4.1. Just like anything, you shouldn't assume anonymity

4.2. Don't write anything you'd regret later

4.3. If it gets quoted as your opinion, are you happy?

4.4. If it gets quoted as your employer's opinion, are you happy?

4.5. If your boss reads it...

5. Time management

5.1. hyperlinking

5.2. referencing

5.3. formatting

5.4. techy stuff / backend

5.5. Don't worry about no blogging regularly

6. team/ shared blogs

6.1. class blogs

6.2. Being consistent with your blog's voice

7. Why Blog?

7.1. Reflection

7.1.1. Writing for a blog provides a space for reflection

7.2. Psycho-social release

7.3. Ego

7.4. Sharing ideas

7.4.1. Quote: Anne Frank: "People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it wont be long before others follow" ......

7.4.2. To "sell" your ideas, or those of your organisation/school

7.5. giving students an audience to write for

7.6. To improve communication with a wider audience

8. neophyte bloggers

8.1. issues

9. Content: What to Blog?

9.1. topical

9.2. reflective

9.3. technical

9.4. media

9.5. advocacy

9.6. debates

10. promoting your blog

10.1. Mirandanet directory?

10.2. Twitter

10.2.1. Add your blog as your profile URL

10.2.2. Tweet blog updates (sparingly!)

10.3. guest posting on other blogs

10.4. commenting on other blogs (you can usually link to your blog in the title)

10.5. teacher forums - put the address in your signature

10.6. Show up on the search engines