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Should Teachers Blog? by Mind Map: Should Teachers Blog?
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Should Teachers Blog?

Is the GTCE our version of the Inquisition?

fantastic authentic audience

they should decide to publish their own

New Node

Standing on the shoulders of giants when you're following others.

Dai's mum got comments about her essay from all over the world adding comments and helping her- but not doing the essay

students analysing their internet identity as a game

For the good of others?

Drew's blog

And he reads a lot of others, particularly by students

Theo

Teachers should be blogging

Reflections

Things you've discovered

Tips for the classroom

The bigger picture

Providing a relevant platform for students

Teachers extending their audience

School trips

Staying in touch

Internal use of blogs as a communication tool

Useful to keep blogs private until everyone is competent

New node

Blogs as a form of Personal\ Learning Networks

What areas should teachers not touch?

Is it enough to be anonymous?

Should one stick to educational issues only?

Teachers fears

-public or private- do we have control

Putting disclaimers on your blog

Speaking personally

Talking about your institution

Talking on behalf of your institution

can we British tolerate celebrating success

Do teachers have the time to use blogs for\ reflection? how can they carve out this\ time?

technical recommendations

Ning

Why are you writing a blog? Ray Fleming

do you need a disclaimer- not if your blog is personal

put name at the start of the question so they listen

Don't get hung up on specific tools: they're transient

David Townsend

issues of logging on are much the same as other sites:netiquette issues as Beebo

Bob Hill

you can set up a blog so that the results are moderated before they go out

Terry Freedman

ignore things you do not like that do not deserve the oxygen of publicity

ICT Education

My rights

Terry's 2 minute tips

Drew on the benefits of serendipity

Following other blogs

All your heads are down twittering. what an ignorant audience

Extending an audience of critical readers

Enhancing learning

Establishing a Digital\ Identity

This is me: lulu.com

What's your digital footprint

New node

What kind of blogger are you?

does blogging decrease your celebrity? does this matter?

Dai Barnes blogs when he is trying to find his way

Blogs as an eportfolio

What picture of you will your audience pick up?

Part of teacher development

twitterers are no in the same room as the speaker in the community in the room

How undermining is microblogging for the teacher? Can they handle it?

Joe Nutt

a blog gives you the affordance of a diary-there is a chronology here

Do you use a blog to ask questions - or Twitter?

twitter - more immediate

blog - more considered

Daniel Needlestone

you can be critical of yourself without being critical of the school

blogs about challenges and problems make other professionals feel better

mainly write mine for sharing professional approaches

Terry Freedman

to avoid associations with a particular incident wait about 3 months before you blog

how many people are hiding behind attention deficit syndrome when they are twittering in sessions

if you are here you are ahead of 90% of the population on blogging even if you are a beginner

Joe

ipods are a good way of supplementing blogs

Judith

course materials

for links

just testing it out now