Blogs & Twitter in Education


Cool Tools of Engagement - blog

How to get a Twitter account --

Microblogging with Twitter

Top 10 People to Follow on Education Technology

15 Top Educators to Follow

Twitter Accounts to check out.docx

Updated Resource on Twitter

BYOT - Twitter Resource 



Blog User's Guide on SchoolWires

Edublogs User Manual 

Edublog Awards

Blog Definition

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A blog (short for web log) is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.

Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of most early blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media.

The term "blog" is a portmanteau, or, in other words, a blend of the words web and log (Web log). "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Watch the attached video from Common Craft to see a simple explanation of blogging.