Should Teachers Blog?

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

1. Is the GTCE our version of the Inquisition?

2. fantastic authentic audience

2.1. they should decide to publish their own

2.2. New Node

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

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

4. students analysing their internet identity as a game

5. For the good of others?

6. Drew's blog

6.1. And he reads a lot of others, particularly by students

7. Theo

7.1. Teachers should be blogging

7.1.1. Reflections

7.1.2. Things you've discovered

7.1.3. Tips for the classroom

7.1.4. The bigger picture

8. Providing a relevant platform for students

9. Teachers extending their audience

9.1. School trips

9.2. Staying in touch

10. Internal use of blogs as a communication tool

10.1. Useful to keep blogs private until everyone is competent

10.2. New node

11. Blogs as a form of Personal\ Learning Networks

12. What areas should teachers not touch?

12.1. Is it enough to be anonymous?

12.2. Should one stick to educational issues only?

13. Teachers fears

13.1. -public or private- do we have control

13.2. Putting disclaimers on your blog

13.2.1. Speaking personally

13.2.2. Talking about your institution

13.2.3. Talking on behalf of your institution

13.3. can we British tolerate celebrating success

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

15. technical recommendations

15.1. Ning

16. Why are you writing a blog? Ray Fleming

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

16.2. put name at the start of the question so they listen

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

17. David Townsend

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

18. Bob Hill

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

19. Terry Freedman

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

19.2. ICT Education

19.3. My rights

19.4. Terry's 2 minute tips

20. Drew on the benefits of serendipity

20.1. Following other blogs

20.1.1. All your heads are down twittering. what an ignorant audience

20.2. Extending an audience of critical readers

20.3. Enhancing learning

21. Establishing a Digital\ Identity

21.1. This is me:

21.2. What's your digital footprint

21.3. New node

22. What kind of blogger are you?

22.1. does blogging decrease your celebrity? does this matter?

22.2. Dai Barnes blogs when he is trying to find his way

23. Blogs as an eportfolio

24. What picture of you will your audience pick up?

25. Part of teacher development

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

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

27. Joe Nutt

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

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

28.1. twitter - more immediate

28.2. blog - more considered

29. Daniel Needlestone

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

29.2. blogs about challenges and problems make other professionals feel better

29.3. mainly write mine for sharing professional approaches

30. Terry Freedman

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

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

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

33. Joe

33.1. ipods are a good way of supplementing blogs

34. Judith

34.1. course materials

34.2. for links

34.3. just testing it out now