What YOU should know about Blogging

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comp6_e0Blog, blogging, Flow Chart, Learners Interests, Respect of the learners, Learning by Doing, Proactive Thinking, 21st Century Tools, Sustainability, motivation, engaging your learners (students), Learning to learn, respect, e-Citizen, Digital-Citizen, Copyright, Mindmapping, competencies, Professional Development (PD), Life-Long-Learning Strategies, Curation, Critical Thinking, Quality Publishing, How-To use the 21st Century Tools, The SUCCES of our learners (students) depends on our knowledge, Peer-Review, Peer-to-Peer-Learning, WE as teachers, professors, educators, instructors can always improve, WE as professionals are not allowed to have a “lazy bone attitude”, WE as professionals need to protect the reputation of our profession by providing quality content, Accessibility, Blogging, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, nobody is perfect…

===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie – <===

===> The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. -Aristotle <===

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Remember the above quote when creating YOUR blog, please! Created with QUOZIO

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PS: YOU might have noticed that I highlighted the word ===> “Creativity” <=== WHY!? Creativity boosts the way of Learning!


What is the most important for the Students, Learners when creating a blog?

Chat iconWhen you teach your students, learners for the first time to create a blog; ask them what their interests are. Read more here about interests: How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests.

Then show them some blogsdifferent ways of publishing:

                  • Text ONLY.
                  • Text with ONLY one image.
                  • Creative blogs.
                  • Blogs using nearly ALL possible multimedia included.

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I will give you some chosen examples here below so that you could have an overview:

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Check the selected student blogs to get inspired ===> http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/01/57-wonderful-student-blogs-to-share.html

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And my own blog using “comics“, in case of someone would be interested to create a blog with “comics“:

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Knowing now what possibilities they have to create their own blog, give them ALSO a short introduction about Copyright, tell them that they are NOT allowed to copy & paste everything what they find on the internet. My blog below could serve as a guide:

I recommend you to use the following infographic, which you might also distribute to the learners:

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Image credit: http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/simplified-blogging/

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Some tools to enrich your blog

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While creating your blog you certainly need images, FREE and without a copyright on them as well as tools to make look your blog more creative and professional, here my selection:

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Why you should blog to get your next job

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sharing-iconBlogging is ALSO observed by employers to ===> find out the real skills of students <=== and comparing them to the mentioned skills in the resumes! SO, if YOU created blogs, this is a great opportunity to show what YOU are able to do and YOUR real skills will be public!

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Learn more:

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Stay tuned for next blogs and free courses ;)

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