Blogging Buddies

Blogger's legal guide

Email Settings

Setting up your Blog to email you when someone comments you =]

Adding Sitemeter to you blog

Blogs for administrators

Class Blogs

Blog Directions and "how-to-dos"

Blogs Are Not the Enemy
Rational for Blogging

Blogging Makes you Smarter!

What is a blog? What are the benefits of blogging?

Learnerblog New User Manual



What not to do while blogging so people take you seriously...

Make your blog talk!!

Blogging Tips from a Cool Cat

Successful and Safe Educational Blogging

25 Ways of Blogging

How to write the killer blog

Everything below is from Ben Wilkoff's site: http://yongesonne.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Blogging

Help for Advanced Users:

How I created a blogging program in my classroom (All of my resources are works in progress):

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  1. Set up blogs with students through a how-to.
  2. Collect all user names and passwords through a jotform. (Here is mine.)
    • Use a bloglines account to export an OPML file of all of the students' blogs.
    • Use the OPML file and grazr to set up a place for students to explore each others' blogs and foster a writing community. (Here is mine.)
  3. Discuss and explore authentic writing topics.
  4. Create blogging rules with students to maximize buy-in.
  5. Discuss and model great comment writing.
  6. Create a format for honoring great writing on student blogs.
  7. Create a way of authentically assessing authentic writing with students.
Not my collection below...lost the source!!

Others' Classroom Blogging Resources:

  1. Talkr- Talkr converts blog entries into audio files (podcasts) that can be listened to on the computer or downloaded to an MP3 player (like an IPod). I have used this to help students hear their writing, bring the writing community away from the computer, and compare and contrast verbal vs. written power/persuasion.
  2. Justification and Resistence to classroom blogging.
  3. Blogging advice from the experienced classroom blogger to the not so experienced classroom blogger.
  4. Blogging as a writing tool- This video advice for bloggers is from one of the original boingboing creators. The videos that I find the most interesting are "Blogging as a Writing Tool" and "How to succeed in Blogging." Here is another way of thinking about effective blogging.
  5. A Discussion of Authentic Voices in Blogging. and Another take on Authentically responding to student writing.
  6. Collaborative Writing- This is one of the places that I would eventually like to go with my classroom blogging.
  7. external image 252201223_6ba94815b0_m.jpgDevoting an entire blog to one theme- This is such an interesting idea to me, especially when looking at something as specific as apostrophe use. Check out the Flickr feed on the links within this page (The picture is from this feed and the t-shirt reads, "You're girlfriend kisses Good."). It is fantastic. (Here is a different site dedicated to misused quotation marks.)
  8. Resources for making student blogs better. and Here is another Resource Page.
  9. Reading means editing- This different orientation for reading can be extremely powerful when doing classroom blogging.
  10. The Benefit of Irrelevant Posts.
  11. Examples of elementary school blogging.
  12. Support Blogging- A resource to help convince the technology/blogging doubters in your community. Here is another one of these resource pages.
  13. Research and Instructions for Classroom Blogging.
  14. Another way of setting up blogs in your classroom- A well worded how-to.
  15. Many Classroom Blogging projects that have been tested.

Everything below is from:



7 things you should know about... Blogs ("a series on a variety of emerging learning practices and technologies"; ELI, Aug. 2005)
80 things to do with your weblog - Thomas Leverett (7 Nov. 2005
ABC Book on Blogging
A brief history of the blog - David Wiley (2003)
A Internet na Iniciação à Língua Estrangeira: Blogs e CALL lessons (a presentation in Portuguese) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (ESE Setubal, 27 Set. 2004)
A Learning Blogosphere (1): Into the Deep ("In Fall 2004, I developed a distributed learning blogosphere for non-technical students at the University of Michigan. Ninety-five percent of participants felt blogging improved their learning. Here I provide the hard, pragmatic lessons we learned in getting community interaction to work.") - B. Gibson (2004)
.. and now, for a walk in th blog forest: blogging, RSS and what it means for teaching and learning - Michael Chalk
A Place to Be Heard (Anne Davis talks about her blogging experiences)
Are You A Blogger? - Joe Moxley and Terry Beavers (AdjunctNation.com, Sep-Oct. 2003)
Audible Revolution ("Online radio is booming thanks to iPods, cheap audio software and weblogs") - Ben Hammersley (Guardian Unlimited, 12 Feb. 2004)
Autonomy in Online (Teaching &) Learning Environments - James Farmer (2004)
Blackboard Blogging ("The teachers' lounge -- that secretive place where, students imagine, teachers sip coffee, smoke and gossip about them -- has gone global. The blogosphere is the new lounge where teachers gather to talk about vicious administrators, educational reforms both stupid and smart, marriage, divorce and, yes, students.") - Valerie Strauss (Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2006)
Blog Assisted Language Learning (BALL): Push button publishing for the pupils ("This paper examines the definitions of ‘weblog’, explains the weblog’s history and discusses how weblogs develop writing, reading and communication skills. The positive and negative potential of weblogs for language teachers is discussed, the use of weblogs in a writing class for non-native English speakers in the first year of university study is demonstrated, and feedback from these students is considered.") - Jason M. Ward (TEFL Web Journal, 2004)
Bloggers Need Not Apply ("What is it with job seekers who also write blogs? Our recent faculty search at Quaint Old College resulted in a number of bloggers among our semifinalists. Those candidates looked good enough on paper to merit a phone interview, after which they were still being seriously considered for an on-campus interview.
That's when the committee took a look at their online activity...") - Ivan Tribble (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 Jul. 2005)
Blogging 101 - Web logs go to school - Alorie Gilbert (CNET News, 17 Oct. 2005)
Blogging Across the Curriculum ("... a growing and living resource for weblog projects...") - Pattie Belle Hastings (Aug. 2003)
Blogging and Presence Online ("This booklet was created to illustrate and document the chat: Blogs and Presence Online I gave at Tappedin on February 16th 2004 for for the TESOL EVOnline 2004 Session: Becoming a Webhead. I have structured it around the questions posted in the blog opened at http://yomar.bravejournal.com/entry/536
a) definition/contrasting/comparing blogs to forums, web pages, wikis b) best blog providers c) where to find and how to place add-ons like list of links, a tagboard / comment box, voice d) how to make blogs collaborative and interactive e) blog management in your everyday routine.") - Barbara Dieu (Feb. 2004)
If you have problems accessing this e-book presentation, click here for the .htm document
Blogging and RSS - The "What's It?" and "How To" of Powerful New Web Tools for Educators ("... Two new Internet technologies, Weblogs and RSS (Real Simple Syndication), are redefining the way students and teachers use the Internet, turning them from mere readers into writers to the Web...") - Will Richardson (Information Today, Jan/Feb. 2004)
Blogging Applications Comparison (CIT)
Blogging as a Course Management Tool - Jon Baggaley (The Technology Source, Jul.-Aug. 2003)
Blogging for ELT ("This article takes a look at blogging... [and] gives an overview of blogging websites, suggests why you might want to use them, and gives some practical advice on setting up blogs for use with your own classes") - Graham Stanley (7 Mar. 2005)
Blogging Goes Legit, Sort of (blogs in journalism courses and in education) - Noah Shachtman
Blogging in TESL (a presentation) - Ishbel Galloway (TESOL 2005)
Blogging in the Classroom - Bernie Dodge (Sep. 2004)
Blogging Services Feature Comparison (CIT)
Blogging thoughts: personal publication as an online research tool - Torill Mortensen & Jill Walker (InterMedia Report, Mar. 2002)
Blogging to Learn ("...This paper will introduce the blogging phenomenon and present some options for educators. Some theoretical principles and guidelines for practice will be presented, along with some further resources for exploring the blog-o-sphere and creating a blog...") - Anne Bartlett-Bragg (2003)
Blogosphere: The emerging Media Ecosystem ("How Weblogs and Journalists work together to Report, Filter and Break the News") - John Hiler (Microcontent News, 28 May 2002)
Blog Research Issues (a post) - Liz Lawley (Many 2 Many, 23 Jun. 2004)
Blog Revolution: Expanding classroom horizons with Web logs ("...At this point, I think it's safe to say that blogs are here to stay. As any journalist, politician, or business executive will tell you, a world inhabited by content-producing ordinary people—also known as bloggers—means big changes. That's soon to be true for educators, as well.") - Will Richardson (techLearning, 15 Oct. 2005)
Blogs ("Blog stands for Web-log, an informal personal Website. Thousands of people blog every day. (Blog is both a noun and a verb.) I’ve blogged for 18 months, and I’m convinced that blogs are destined to become a powerful, dirt-cheap tool for e-learning and knowledge management....") - Jay Cross (Learning Circuits, Apr. 2002)
Blogs @ Anywhere: High fidelity online communication ("...This paper includes a brief review of some of the institutional and individual blog projects that are taking place in higher education. In doing so it examines the different types of blog environments that are being used in terms of their communication dynamics and subsequent impact upon teachers, learners and pedagogy...") - Anne Bartlett-Bragg and James Farmer (4 Jul. 2005)
Blogs: A Disruptive Techonology Coming of Age? - Phillip D. Long (Campus Technology, n.d.) (originally published in Syllabus, Oct. 2002)
Blogs and Teaching - Jill Walker
Blogs and Wikis: Environments for On-line Collaboration - Bob Godwin-Jones (LL&T, May 2003)
Blogs as Virtual Communities: Identifying a Sense of Community ("This research investigates what form of communication is made possible through the weblog and what its uses are for the future... blogs have the potential to evolve into socially beneficial, self-sustaining virtual communities.") - Anita Blanchard (Into the Blogosphere)
Blogs can come back to bite you - Martha Irvine (The San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Jul. 2005)
Blogs for Kids - Sharon Housley (RSS Specifications, 2004)
Blogs in Education (a podcast) - Keith Burnett
Blogs in the Classroom
Blogs: Webs of Connected Learning ("This article shares how blogs enable both adult learners and students to create their own Personal Learning Networks, sometimes with unintended consequences – both positive and negative. It also examines possible solutions to address unintended consequences among student blog use.") - Miguel Guhlin (techLearning, 1 Jul. 2006)
BlogTalk: A European Conference on Weblogs - May 23-24, 2003 (Vienna, Austria)
Blog your Bulletin ("...Some principals are now using a Weblog or blog to post the staff bulletin, rather than Email attachments.") (techLEARNING, 8 Dec. 2004)
Blown away by RSS Feeds & Blogs - Paul Stacey (E-Learning, 25 Jul. 2003)
An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers - Stephen Downes (2 Nov. 2002)
Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs ("...In this paper, we seek to characterize the properties of the emergent blog genre, and situate it with respect to offline genres, as well as with respect to the broader genre ecology of the Internet... Our analysis suggests that the blog is neither fundamentally new nor unique, but that it—along with other emergent genres driven by interactive web technologies—occupies a new position in the Internet genre ecology. Specifically, it forms a de facto bridge between multimedia HTML documents and text-based computer-mediated communication, thereby blurring the traditional distinction between these two dominant Internet paradigms, and potentially contributing to its breakdown in the future.") - Susan C. Herring et al. (2004)
Campus Communications & the Wisdom of Blogging ("What, then, is the potential for blogs in higher education?") - Sarah Roberts (Syllabus Magazine, Aug. 2003)
Choosing a Blogging Package for Students - Scott Hacker (O'Reilly, 23 Aug. 2002)
Classroom Blogging: two fundamental approaches - Aaron Campbell (10 Oct. 2005)
Communication dynamics: discussion boards, weblogs and the development of communitites of inquiry in online learning environments (...the degree to which a successful community of inquiry can be facilitated through the use of discussion boards is examined and compared to the possibilities afforded by weblogs in the same role. Weblogs, it is argued, offer new opportunities in the development of social, cognitive and teacher presence online and should be considered in the development of or alongside established OLEs") - James Farmer (5 Oct. 2004)
Community Blogging ("An analysis of community as it emerges in blogging: how it is formed, how it should reshape the blogosphere, and how it can be implemented (quite easily) technologically. And along the way, deflating a few pet concepts of the blogerati, such as the value of the long tail and the utility of tagging.") - Stephen Downes (19 Feb. 2005)
Content Delivery in the 'Blogsphere' - Richard E Ferdi and Kaye D. Trammell (THE Journal, Deb. 2004)
Content Syndication and Online Learning ("This paper divides into two parts. In the first part it defines and describes the RSS (Rich Site Summary) format and its emerging use as a format for content syndication by news and media organizations on the world wide web... In the second part, the theories and practice employed by news and media organizations are applied to online learning...") - Stephen Downes (22 Sep. 2000)
Crash course in learning theory ("One formula (of many) for a successful blog is to create a "learning blog". A blog that shares what you know, to help others. Even--or especially--if that means giving away your "secrets". Teaching people to do what you do is one of the best ways we know to grow an audience--an audience of users you want to help. ")
Creating a Writing Course Utilizing Class and Student Blogs (...The objectives of this paper are 1) to show other teachers how to set up a course using blogs at ‘Blogger' (a free blogging service) and 2) to discuss the advantages of blogs for both teachers and students. The ideas presented are based on a graduate level science writing course taught in the spring of 2003") - Andrew Johnson (TESL-J, Aug. 2004)
Creation of a learning landscape: weblogging and social networking in the context of e-portfolios ("...This short report will explore one idea which could help address the problem of learner engagement creating a scenario where students want to use the system therefore be at the centre of the whole e-portfolio process and in turn, through engagement, benefit from the deep learning potential") - David Tosh and Ben Werdmuller (15 Jul. 2004)
Diaries as introspective research tools: From Ashton-Warner to Blogs (...discusses blogging in the familiar context of diary writing, and then shows how a diary in the form of a blog (allowing others to comment on the 'diary') can be useful as a qualitative research tool...") - Renata Suzuki (TESL-EJ, Jun. 2004)
Education Web Logs - Carol Holzberg (techLEARNING, 1 Aug. 2003)
Educational Blogging - Stephen Downes (EDUCAUSE Review, Sep/Oct 2004)
Educational Blogging Wiki
Elementary writers learn to love their weblogs - An Innovation Odyssey
e-Portfolios and weblogs: one vision for ePortfolio development ("...This report explores the possibility of merging weblog technology with ePortfolios, creating a platform for learning reflection") - David Tosh and Ben Werdmuller (15 Mar. 2004)
Exploring the use of blogs as learning spaces in the higher education sector ("...This paper explores the potential of blogs as learning spaces for students in the higher education sector. It refers to the nascent literature on the subject, explores methods for using blogs for educational purposes in university courses (eg. Harvard Law School), and records the experience of the Brisbane Graduate School of Business at Queensland University of Technology, with its 'MBA blog'. The paper concludes that blogging has the potential to be a transformational technology for teaching and learning.") - Jeremy B. Williams and Joanne Jacobs (AJET, Spring 2004)
Final version of weblog definition (for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory) - Jill Walker (Jun. 2003)
Good Weblog Design and Layout (Guidelines) - Dave Pollard (19 Feb. 2004)
Have you Heard about RSS? - Alan Levine (MCLI, Fall 2003)
How do Educators use the Internet? (a webquest) - Trevor Ettenborough (2004)
How Educators Are Using Weblogs - The Intel Innovator
A Place to Be Heard: Elementary writers learn to love their weblogs (4th-5th grade)
A Space of Your Own: Student weblogs motivate young readers to do their best (K-4th grade)
This Just In: High school journalists use weblogs to mentor younger writers (9th-12th grade)
Weblogging to Success: Students blossom as writers through a classroom weblog (8th grade)
How the integrated use of blogs and Blackboard can improve a university public relations class: A case study - Ric Jensen
How the Students View Weblogs - Created by Anne Davis (Feb. 2003)
How to Pick Blog Software - J. Baumgart
How To: Start Your Own Blog - Tim Stahmer (techLEARNING, 15 May 2005)
How you SHOULD use blogs in education - James Farmer (29 Jul. 2005)
How NOT to use blogs in education - James Farmer (27 Jul. 2005)
Instructional Blogging: Promoting Interactivity, Student-Centered Learning, and Peer Input ("...however, instructional blogging offers additional opportunities to engage students and extend the virtual classroom. Blogging can complement community building in hybrid and distance courses and can frame personal places in virtual spaces...") - Stuart Glogoff (Innovate, May 2005)
In the Classroom, Web Blogs Are the New Bulletin Boards - Jeffrey Selingo (New York Times Online, 19 Aug. 2004)
Introduction to Blogs and Blogging ("...A blog is high tech and futuristic and may get students interested in writing. Blogs may also help teachers share ideas about their interests in education.") - Michael Stach (techLearning, 1 Apr. 2004)
Just do it... blog it ("how one university is encouraging students to keep weblogs") - Jim McClellan (Guardian Unlimited, 5 May 2005)
Keeping an education-related online diary - Hafsa Ahsan (14 Jan. 2005)
Leading Internet scholar addresses blogs in education ("Laura J. Gurak says teachers can utilize Internet in teaching generation that grew up online.") - Kirsten Matin (The Daily Barometer, 16 Nov. 2004)
Learner Attitudes Towards a Tutor-Run Weblog in the EFL University Classroom - Aaron Patric Campbell
Let's Blog! Introducing Blogs in EFL (presentation) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (18th APPI Conference, 28 Apr. 2004)
Let's go blogging now, everyone is learning how, come on and go blogging with me - Vance Stevens (2005 Tesol Arabia. Live webcast, 14 Apr. 2005)
Mad Blogs and English(men) - Jim Duber (TESL-EJ, Sep. 2002)
More than Personal: The Impact of Weblogs - Stephen Downes (1 May 2003)
My Students Compare and Contrast Wikis and Blogs - Vicki Davis (25 May 2006)
New Tools: Blogs, Podcasts and Virtual Classrooms - Ethan Todras-Whitehill (NYTimes, 3 Aug. 2005)
O blog como elemento de motivação para a leitura e escrita na língua estrangeira (in Portuguese) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (ProFormar, Jun. 06)
Of blogs and wikis - Glyn Moody (26 Mar. 2004)
One Path to the Blog: An Odyssey in Tracking and Sharing Technology with the Online Higher Education Community ("...This new Web format has already had an important impact on online journalism as well as education. Each of us who blogs has traveled a different path, which ultimately brought us to the realization that blogging was the best solution to a communication challenge.") - Ray Schroeder (eLearn Magazine)
Our ABC Blook on Blogging - The Wrinkles Weblog Group (5th graders guided by Anne Davis)
ABC Book on Blogging (a blog post on the above "blook") - Scott Adams
Thinking and Writing Wrinkles - Anne Davis and her students
Pedagogical Underpinnings of Blogs in the Classroom - Barbara Ganley (12 Jan. 2005)
Presentation Notes for CET Presentation on Blogging in the Liberal Arts - Barbara Ganley (11 Jan. 2005)
Personal Webpublishing as a reflective conversational tool for self-organized learning ("This paper suggests that personal Webpublishing technologies and practices can be conceptualized as a reflective conversational learning tool for self-organized learning. Beyond the examination of the theoretical basis for such a claim, initial ideas for specific learning environment designs on the basis of a "conversational framework" are presented.") - Sebastian Fiedler (May 2003)
Publishing a Project Weblog - Jon Udell (InfoWorld, 28 Mar. 2003)
Pulling sense out of today's informational chaos: LiveJournal as a site of knowledge creation and sharing ("The informational overload currently facing Western society is changing the way we understand the world as well as rendering obsolete our current ways of managing information and creating knowledge. With these changes in mind, I will examine the blogging service LiveJournal as a new and more applicable way of managing information and creating knowledge in today’s society.") - Kate Raynes-Goldie (First Monday, Dec. 2004)
RSS could transform online communication - Dan David (eSchool News Online, 3 Aug. 2004)
RSS for Beginners (IRRODL)
RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators - Will Richardson
RSS, Blogging and What it Means for Teaching and Learning - Alan Levine, Garry Putland, Michael Chalk and Michael Coghlan (Webcast recording; 3 Jun. 2004)
Resources and Examples
RSS (file format) - Wikipedia
RSS History - Dave Winer (Harvard Law, 6 Apr. 2004)
RSS Quickstart Guide
RSS: The Next Killer App for Education - Mary Harrsch (The Technology Source, Jul-Aug 2003)
RSS: The New Killer App for Educators - Will Richardson (Webcast recording; 31 Jan. 2005)
RSS Usage Skyrockets in the U.S. (Harvard Law, 4 Jan. 2005)
Some uses of Blogs in Education - Scott Leslie (8 Oct. 2003)
Spinning yarns around the digital fire: Storytelling and dialogue among youth on the Internet - David Huffaker (First Monday, Jan. 2004)
State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth - David Sifry (17 Apr. 2006)
State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 2: On Language and Tagging - David Sifry (1 May 2006)
Summer of the "Blog" - Kevin Hodgson (29 Aug. 2003)
Syndicating Learning Objects with RSS and Trackback - Alan Levine, Brian Lamb and D'Arcy Norman (MERLOT International Conference, Aug. 2003)
Teacher Bloggers and Education Arts - David Warlick (8 Jan. 2005)
Teaching with a Weblog: How to Post Student Work Online ("... This paper explains how to use a blog for teaching: (1) The reasons for putting student work online are discussed, (2) the steps needed to initiate and manage a blog are described, and (3) the advantages of a blog as compared with the traditional method of creating web pages are presented") - Timothy C. Johnston (Apr. 2002)
Ten Tips for a Better Weblog - Rebecca Blood (7 Jan. 2005)
The ABCs of RSS ("...In simple terms, RSS is a format for aggregating Web content in one place. an RSS feed ... uses a type of software called an "aggregator" or feed collector to check the feeds you subscribe to, usually every hour, and collect all the new content from those sites...") - Will Richardson (techLearning, 15 May 2005)
The Art of Blogging - Part 1 - George Siemens (1 Dec. 2002)
The Art of Blogging - Part 2 - George Siemens (6 Dec. 2002)
The Art of Blogging (Summary Notes) - George Siemens (7 May 2004)
The Audioblogging Revolution ("The latest developments in audioblogging such as PODcasting") - Harold Gilchrist
The best of British blogging (Guardian Unlimited, 18 Dec. 2003)
The Blogging Iceberg (Perseus, May 2004)
The Blogging Revolution - Andrew Sullivan (Wired, May 2002)
The (Classroom) Blog: A Moment for Literacy, A Moment for Giving Pause - Austin Lingerfelt (12 Dec. 2004)
The educated blogger: Using Weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom - David Huffaker (First Monday, Jun. 2004)
The History of Weblogs - Dave Winer (Nov. 2001)
The Microcontent News Blogging Software Roundup ("... history and evolution of the blogging software sector...") - John Hiler (Microcontent News, 22 Jul. 2002)
The World Wide Blog (an interview with "Joichi Ito, founder of Neoteny and other Internet companies, [who] finds that cyberspace is embracing it roots — collaboration, community, and personal communications — with bloggers leading the way.") (Ubiquity, Aug. 2004)
Time to check: Are you using the right blogging tool? ("Blogs are one of the hottest publishing tools around, but picking blog software can be confusing and frustrating. Use this primer to get a feel for what's available and what will work best for you.") Susannah Gardner (USC Anenberg, 14 Jul. 2005)
Blog software coparison chart (updated 18 May 2006)
Tips on blogging safely for parents and kids (7 Jul. 2005)
To Blog or not to Blog ("...Unlike making Web pages, you don't need any special skills to blog. Free or low-cost blog software applications do all the work for you...") - Christine Boese (CNN.com, 23 Sep. 2002)
Toxic Blogs Distribute Malcode and Keyloggers (Websence, 12 Apr. 2005)
Understanding Different Weblog Software and Systems ("...Blogging platforms are best categorized as follows: Hosted weblog providers; Stand-alone weblog software; and Remote weblog systems....") - Sheila Coggins (About.com)
Understanding Weblogs: a communicative perspective ("This research investigates what form of communication is made possible through the weblog and what its uses are for the future..." - this paper is a summarized translation of a Master's thesis) - Elmine Wijnia
Untangling Blogs & RSS (presentation) - Teri Vogel and Doug Goans
Using LiveJournal for Authentic Communication in EFL Classes ("This paper describes a way for teachers to set-up and facilitate authentic international communication in the EFL classroom using LiveJournal.com: a free, hosted weblog tool with a 1.9 million-member-strong community of active users and built-in social networking features. It also highlights the potential that social software, like LiveJournal, has for encouraging greater autonomy and self-direction in foreign language learning.") - Aaron P. Campbell (Internet TESL-J, Sep. 2004)
Videoblogging ("a quick overview of what videoblogging is, who's using it in higher education, why it's significant, and what are the downsides"; ELI, Aug. 2005)
Virtual Learning: A toe in the pool of the new media ("Weblogs have changed the media recently, bringing a vibrant and independent quality to personal expression and the delivery of news. In the same way they are changing language teaching, because a devoted group of teachers are using them to help students get started in the new technology, the new media, and the new forms of expression...") - Thomas Leverett (Global Study, Oct. 2005)
We Blog. What about you? (online presentation: part 1) - Barbara Dieu, Buthaina Al-Othman and Teresa Almeida d'Eça (6th BelNATE-IATEFL Conference. Minsk, Belarus: 4 Nov. 2004)
Let's Open our own Blog (online presentation: part 2) - Barbara Dieu, Buthaina Al-Othman and Teresa Almeida d'Eça (6th BelNATE-IATEFL Conference. Minsk, Belarus: 4 Nov. 2004)
Weblog Applications for EFL/ESL Classroom Blogging: A Comaprative Review - Aaron Campbell (TESL-EF, Dec. 2005)
Weblog as Online Community Management Tool - Lee LeFever (29 Sep. 2004)
Weblog in ELT: Publishing your Thoughts ("...This paper shares the experience of a language instructor in utilizing weblog to enhance the traditional journal writing task...") - Ghazali Bunari
Weblogging: Another kind of website - Chris Ashley (IST - Interactive University, Fall 2001)
Weblogs, part II: A Swiss Army website? - Chris Ashley, IST - Interactive University, Winter 2002)
Weblog glossary - Neil McIntosh and Jane Perrone (Guardian Unlimiteds, 18 Dec.2003)
Web Log grading rubric
Weblog Workshop - Anne Davis (2004)
Weblogs: A History and Perspective - Rebecca Blood (Sep. 2000)
Web Logs (Blogs): A Primer and Applications in Education - Ray Schroeder (May 2003)
Web logs in Education FAQ - Will Richardson (2004)
Weblogs and Discourse: Weblogs as a transformational technology for higher education and academic research - Oliver Wrede (Blogtalk Conference Paper, Vienna, 23-24 May 2003)
Weblogs at Harvard Law - Stephen Downes (The Technology Source, Jul.-Aug. 2003)
Weblogs for Use with ESL Classes ("The purpose of this paper is to introduce three ways that weblogs can be used to support ESL classroom learning. After defining what a weblog is, I will proceed to show how weblogs can be put into immediate use in the ESL classroom by means of three distinct types: the tutor weblog, learner weblog, and class weblog. I will also mention the software available for creating and maintaining weblogs.") - Aaron Patric Campbell (The Internet TESL Journal, Feb. 2003)
Weblogs in Education - David Carraher (9 Apr. 2003)
Weblogs in Education: Bringing the World to the Liberal Arts Classroom ("A new, easy-to-use web publishing tool known as a weblog allows users to publish content to the web from their browsers, providing users with an unprecedented ability to participate in the internet community. In the true liberal arts tradition, teachers and students are using these tools to effectively break down the walls of the classroom, integrating teaching and learning with local and virtual communities.") - Sarah Lohnes (The NITL News, Winter 2003)
Weblogs in English Teaching Education ("discussion at JALT 2005 "Sharing our stories") - James M. Hall (Oct. 2005)
Weblogs: The Possibilities are Limitless! - Anne Davis (presentation at NECC 2004)
What are the possibilities for weblogs in education?
Web logs in Education FAQ - Will Richardson (weblogg-ED, 15 Feb. 2003)
Welcome to the 'new' Web, same as the 'old' Web ("...News feed readers are less about "news" as they are an alternative on-ramp to the Web...") - Christine Boese (CNN.com Technology, 15 Jul. 2003)
What are the Differences Between Message Boards and Weblogs? - Lee LeFever (24 Aug. 2004)
What are weblogs? - Dave Winer (4 Jun. 2001)
What are weblogs? - Dave Winer (Nov. 2001)
What is audioblogging? - Mitch Ratcliffe (13 Sep. 2002)
What is RSS?
What is RSS? (basic tips) - Barbara Bray (techLearning, 23 Aug. 2005)
An introduction to RSS news feeds - James Lewin (IBM, 1 Nov. 2000)
What's all the Fuss with RSS? - Alan Levine (Jul. 2003)
What's The Fuss with RSS? (numerous links)
What makes a weblog a weblog? - Dave Winer (23 May 2003)
What We're Doing When We Blog - Meg Hourihan (13 Jun. 2002)
When Blogging Goes Bad: A Cautionary Tale About Blogs, Email Lists, Discussion, and Interaction - Steven D. Krause
When Weblogs Can Be Harmful ("...we are approaching a historic moment when we will be able to gather far more information about what people know much more quickly. In the abstract, this is a good thing. But does it always lead to the practical effect of better decision-making? I think not...") - Michael Feldstein (eLearn Magazine, 27 Aug. 2004)
Who Are You? Weblogs and Academic Identity ("This article explores what it means to have an online identity in the light both of works by two commentators on identity in the postmodern world, Madan Sarup and Walter Truett Anderson, and of the author’s own experience of blogging over the past five years. Weblogs, while they afford opportunities for identity construction and reconfiguration, can end up changing their authors’ sense of identity in ways they may not expect.") - Rory Ewins (E-Learning, 2005)
Who says elementary students can't blog? - Anne Davis (11 Nov. 2004)
Why blog in the classroom? - Charles Lowe (26 Apr.2003)
Why Weblogs? ("Ideas from various sources") - Will Richardson (2003)
Writing with Web Logs ("An emergent genre is making a space for students to publish online...") - Kristen Kennedy (Tech Learning, 15 Feb. 2003)
Writing with Weblogs: Reinventing Student Journals ("...Blogs offer a communication medium that is more structured than an e-mail list and more focused than a discussion board. The structure creates a framework for social networks and taps a basic human desire to interact and communicate. The thousands who join the blogging revolution each week testify to the potential of the new medium. The instructional potential is striking.") - Glen Bull, Gina Bull, and Sara Kajder (L&TT, Sep. 2003)

Blog hosts/Bloggers (free)

20six ("is the UK's largest weblogging community". It's free)
21Publish ("the turnkey solution to start your own brabded blog community")
audblog ("a service that provides bloggers with the ability to post audio to their blogs from any phone. At the end of the trial sign up we will provide you with the telephone number...all you have to do is call the number and the world hears you")
audioBlogger ("provides bloggers with the ability to post audio to their blogs from any phone")
How does Audio Blogger work? - Jeremy Allaire (last updated 1 Jun. 2004)
How to Blog by Phone Using AudioBlogger - Sheila Coggins (About.com)
Blog-City Support
Blogger ("offers you instant communication power by letting you post your thoughts to the web whenever the urge strikes")
How to create a BLOG using Blogger - Vance Stevens (31 Aug. 2003)
Blogger for Word (plug-in download)
Blogger for Word (Blogger co-founder on th new feature; 16 Aug. 2005)
blogigo ("the place for stories")
Bloglines (free Web-based news aggregator; "Create a personal Bloglines page loaded with the freshest news about the things you love")
Adding RSS feeds to MY Yahoo page - Jeremy Zawodny
Using Bloglines (or How to keep up with dozens of blogs every day) - Preetam Rai (25 Apr. 2005)
BlogMatrix ("Blogging solutions for podcasting and videocasting")
Blogroots (resources on blog hosts)
Blog Software Breakdown ("This chart displays attributes of different user-installed blog software packages side-by-side for comparison. Only server-installed scripts will be included in this list. (Sorry, no Radio, Blogger, etc.) I created this chart to help figure out what blog tool best suited my needs. Hopefully, it will be useful to the self-hosted blogging community as well.")
Buzznet (photoblogging)
ClassChatter ("a free web log service designed specifically for the classroom. Classchatter.com puts powerful management tools in the hands of the teacher while protecting students' privacy and identities. Students are added into virtual "class" by a teacher or instructor where they may keep a personal blog, interact with fellow students' blogs or react to topical blogs created by the teacher. Classchatter is created and run by a full time teacher")
Edublogs.org (free blogs for educational professionals)
FeedReader ("a lightweight open-source aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats")
FeedSweep ("a new, free service that allows anyone to include news feeds on his or her web site")
Flickr (photoblogging)
Fotolog.net (photoblogging)
Freevlog (a videoblog)
Greymatter ("with fully-integrated comments, searching, file uploading and image handling, completely customisable output through dozens of templates and variables, multiple author support, and many other features—while having perhaps the simplest installation process and easiest-to-use interface of any program offering this level of functionality")
Kablog (photo/moblogging software for mobile phone handsets)
LearnerBlogs.org (free blogs for K-12 students) - James Farmer (28 Oct. 2005)
Free Blogs for Schools
LiveJournal ("... is a simple-to-use (but extremely powerful and customizable) personal publishing ("blogging") tool...)
Blog/Host Provider Review: LiveJournal - Sheila Coggins (About.com)
Movable Type ("... customizable publishing system which installs on web servers to enable individuals or organizations to manage and update weblogs, journals, and frequently-updated website content")
What are SchoolBlogs? (Jan. 2002)
Technorati (a search engine for blogs)
UniBlogs ("free blogs for university students") - James Farmer
Weblog Kitchen
WordPress & WordPress ("an easy and powerful way to start blogging")

Blogs in Education

APCampbell: Under the Influence of Epoche (language teaching, psychology and various reflections) - Aaron Campbell
Bee Online (a meeting place for students to share opinions and relax) - Barbara Dieu
bgblogging - Barbara Ganley
Blog-EFL ("Observations and comments about the use of weblogs with students and teachers in ELT") - Graham Stanley (Jul. 2003)
Blogs & CMSs - Charles Lowe (a KairosNews blog)
Brandon's Online Magazine ("a collection of weblogs and podcasts written by Mr. Mayo's students at Brandon Middle School in Virginia Beach, VA.")
Brazil and Brazilians Connected - Carla Arena (2006)
CALL Lessons 2003-2004 - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and students
CALL Lessons 2004-2005 - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and students
CALL Lessons 2005-2006 - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and students
Class Blogmeister - David Warlick
Cool Cat Teacher Blog ("Teaching content with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a high calling.") - Vicki A. Davis
Curb Cut Learning: Accessibility, Universal Design and Distance Education - Christopher Phillips
EBN - Educational Bloggers Network
EdBlogger Praxis ("Examples of Educator, Pre-Service, EFL, Classroom, Collaborative, Project , etc, weblogs that are online") - Alberto Delgado
EDTEC700: Blogging in the Classroom - Bernie Dodge (Sep. 2004)
EduBlog Insights ("Comments, Reflections and occasional Brainstorms") - Anne Davis (2004)
Edublog WebRing
edublogs.org - beta - James Farmer
Educational Technology Blog - Ray Schroeder (UIS)
Educational Weblogs ("Disruptive Technology Resource for Educators using Weblogs, Blogware, Collaborative tools, RSS & Podcasting, web services and digital tools at home, school, university and community.") - Al Delgado
EFL Practices - Aaron Campbell (includes ideas on using audioblogs)
English-Blogs.com (collection of blogs about England)
Getting to know Brazil ("This is a blog to be used by 3rd graders from Wisconsin, USA, to learn more about Brazil. Ana Maria and her students from Brazil will be answering questions and sharing information with American students") - Ana Maria (Nov. 2006)
Have Fun with English! (for Teresa's EFL 5th and 6th graders) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and students (2004-2005)
Have Fun with English! 2 (for Teresa's EFL 5th graders) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and students (2006) - "Best Teacher Blog 2006" Edublog Award (17 Dec. 2006)
ICT in my Classroom - Tom Barrett (Jul. 2006)
jill/txt - Jill Walker
Learning & Technology Blogs (compiled bu eçearnspace)
Let's Blog! (for Teresa's EFL 7th graders) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and students (2003)
McToonish - Heather M. Ross
OLDaily - Stephen Downes
Online Learning Update - Ray Schroeder (UIS)
Personal Reflections on Writing - Christine Meloni, Donald Weasenforth and students (7 Sep. 2005)
Introductions and Chat - Christine Meloni, Donald Weasenforth and students (13 Sep. 2005)
Economic Disparity - Christine Meloni, Donald Weasenforth and students (21 Sep. 2005)
Same-Sex Marriage - Christine Meloni, Donald Weasenforth and students (1 Oct. 2005)
Language at Work! - Christine Meloni, Donald Weasenforth and students (17 Oct. 2005)
Priestsic6 ("year 6's classroom blog) - Tom Barrett
SchoolBlogs - Peter Ford and Adam Curry
Schoolmaster's Blog ("trying to find out the potential of this blogging / podcasting tool for my teaching") - Uwe Klemm
Stepehen's Web - Stephen Downes
tBlog - Idioms are Fun! - Anne Davis
Teaching and Developing Online - Darren Cannell
Teaching English with Picture Books ("I teach English to kids (3-11) using an activity-based approach. My syllabus is led by the picture books (sometimes referred to as REALBOOKS) that I choose to focus on (one picture book may be featured in a series of lessons). This blog will describe some of the activities (action rhymes, songs, games and craft activities) that I did with some of the picture books I've used so far...") - Lucy Mellersh
Techlearning blog
Techno-News Blog (UIS)
Techszewski: A Digital Storytelling Blog - Tom Banaszewski
The Blogmeister - David Warlick (2005)
The English Blog: For Learners and teachers of English - Jeffery Hill
The Bardwell Road Centre Podcast ("for English language students by English language students") - Geoff Taylor (Jan. 2006)
Theme Tourism (produced by teachers and students of 'Turismo Sant Ignasi', Barcelona, Spain; "This weblog and accompanying podcast will look at a variety of different themes used to promote tourism today, and will be examining under the surface to see what issues are at stake, and what makes a particular theme successful or unsuccessful") - Graham Stanley
The New Tanuki (. . .for Aaron's EFL learners) - Aaron P. Campbell
The Write Weblog - Anne Davis
Thinking and Writing Wrinkles (ESL & Native English Classmates Learning Together) - Anne Davis
Video-chat unit blog (for 'English for Architecture' students in Caracas, Venezuela)- Dafne González (2003)
weblogg-ed ("using weblogs in Education") - Will Richardson
Weblogs at Harvard Law
WebQuest Portal (a weblog about webquests)
Wells Elementary and Blogging (k-4 students, 21st Century Digital Literacy Skills,Audio Notes) - Cheryl Oakes

Other Blogs

Audioblogging 2.0 ("communities of new audioblog posts and podcasts") - Harold Gilchrist
Blogdex ("the most contagious information currently spreading in the weblog community")
Brilliant Ignorance ("Essential freeware for the PC user") - Sudeep Bansal
Eastwikkers ("a group blog on technology, communications, and the place where they meet")
Hitchhikr ("we can't always make it to the conferences we need to attend to mix with the people we need to see -- face-to-face. This is why Hitchhikr was invented, to provide you with a virtual space where, thanks to blogs, podcasts, and RSS, we can connect, share, respond, and grow knowledge out beyond the place and time of the event") - David Warlick
Learning Circuits Blog ("learn like you've never learned before!")
Learning with Computers
Musings - Sharon Peters
TED (Technology Entertainment Design) Talks - Sir Ken Robinson
The Savvy Technologist
Waste of Bandwidth - Andy Carvin
Women of Web 2.0

Blog Etiquette

A Blogger's Code of Ethics - Jonathan Dube (CyberJournalist)
Eats, Blogs and Leaves - Jennifer Garrett (Aug. 2004)
Weblog Ethics - Rebecca Blood

Guides & Tips

Blogging Rules for Teens - Larry Magid
Blog Literacy ("If we are going to encourage students to become connected to social networks, we must also teach them strategies for handling the deluge of data they are going to experience. At the end of the day, they still have examinations to pass, and they don't have unlimited time. Here are a few suggestions which may be of use when it comes to reading blogs.") (techLearning, 6 Jun. 2006)
Blog Peripherals: Enhancing your Blog's Presence - Miguel Guhlin (techLearning, 17 Jul. 2006)
Free Blog Software / Hosting
Moderating blog comments (techLearning, 6 Jul. 2006)
Safe Blogging Advice for Parents - Larry Magid
Tag, You're It! (techLearning, 7 Jun. 2006)
Teens Guide to Safe Blogging - Larry Magid
Ten habits of bloggers that win! - Vicki A. Davis, aka Cool Cat Teacher
Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes - Jakob Nielsen (17 Oct. 2005)
What Parents Need to Know About Blogging - Anne Collier
Your Students Are Blogging - Larry Magid


Blog On: Building Online Communities with Web Logs - Todd Stauffer (2002)
Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content - Biz Stone (2002)
Essential Blogging - Shelley Powers, Cory Doctorow et al. (O'Reilly, 2002)
Essential Blogging (sample chapter: 'Advanced Blogger')
Our ABC Blook on Blogging - The Wrinkles Weblog Group
Running Weblogs with Slash - chromatic et al. (O'Reilly)
The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining your Blog - Rebecca Blood (2002)
We Blog: Publishing Online with Weblogs - Paul Bausch et al. (2002)
We've Got Blog: How Weblogs are Changing our Culture (a collection of 34 essays) - Intro by Rebecca Blood (2002)

Courses and Workshops

Creating an IP Weblog Course Outline
Additional Readings and Resources (a collection of links)
ESL/EFL Weblogs - Anne Davis et al. (Jan.-Feb. 2004)
Motivating Student Writing with Weblogs - Bernie Dodge
Videoblogging Yahoo Group
Weblog Workshop - Anne Davis (last updated 28 Aug. 2003)


About blogging - John Lovas
About Weblogg-ed ("...This site is dedicated to discussions and reflections on the use of Weblogs, wikis, RSS, and other Internet-related technologies in the K-12 classroom...) - Will Richardson
Are your Students Blogging Today? What is a Blog, Anyway?
A Weblog Webliography - Charles Lowe (KairosNews, Apr. 2005)
**Big List of Blog Search Engines** ("...all the blog search engines, directories, and web-based RSS aggregators I could find, along with brief instructions on getting your site listed...") - Ari Paparo
Blogcount.com ("Blogcount asks: How big is the blogosphere? What is its shape, color, true nature? Blogcount catalogs efforts to answer these questions. We collect and organize the best reports and analyses on this subject.")
Blog Providers (Blog EFL/ESL)
Blog Resources (Guardian Unlimited)
Blog Search Engine
Blogging Resource Links
Blog Software Breakdown ("attributes of different user-installed blog software packages side-by-side for comparison")
Blogging Software and Tools
Blogs (Gallaudet University)
Blogs in Education
Commented Links to Papers and Articles
Edubloggers Frapper map
Educational Weblog Articles - Compiled by Anne Davis
Feedster ("searching Today's Internet for listings, news, and blogs")
Finding Blogs, Blog Posts, RSS Feeds and RSS Entries - Compiled by Darlene Fichter (2004)
Into the Blogosphere ("This online, edited collection explores discursive, visual, social, and other communicative features of weblogs. Essays analyze and critique situated cases and examples drawn from weblogs and weblog communities. Such a project requires a multidisciplinary approach, and contributions represent perspectives from Rhetoric, Communication, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Education, among others...") - L. Gurak et al. (eds.) (2004)
Maria Jordano's links to blogs on education, EFL&ESL, blog development, etc
Multi User Weblogging - what are your options - James Farmer
Teaching Teachers to use weblogs effectively - Links compiled by Thomas Leverett and Jessica Montgomerie (Mar. 2005)
Technorati ("brings you what's happening on the web right now")
The bdodge EduBlogging Archive
Weblog Articles
Weblog Links - Anne Davis
Web Log Software, Platforms and Hosts (articles & resources, About.com)
Weblogs Compendium ("... everything you need to know about weblogs/blogs: hosting services, tools, directories, definitions, RSS readers and resources...")
Weblogs Compendium: Blog Tools (a blog glossary)
Weblogs in Education (Technology Focus Online, Apr/May 2004)
Weblogs in the Classroom (CMIS)
WWW2004: Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem: Aggregation, Analysis and Dynamics (links to the presentations) (18 May 2004)


Blogging Basics: Creating Student Journals on the Web ("You will learn what blogging is and how to create classroom blogs for you and your students.") - Lorrie Jackson (Education World, 14 May 2003)
Blogging with Blogger (Open University OLRC)
Blogs for Education - Seb Schmoller (2005)
Getting Started with Blogger: A Tutorial from the Folks at Feedster
How to Create an RSS Feed With Notepad, a Web Server, and a Beer - Stephen Downes (29 Jul. 2003)
How to set up a classroom blog using Class Blogmeister: Initial Setup - Vicki A. Davis, aka Cool Cat Teacher (23 Feb. 2006)
How to Start a Blog - Phillip J. Windley (Dec. 2004)
RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters - Mark Nottingham (7 Sep. 2005)
Setting up your Blog with Blogger.com - Bernie Dodge (Apr. 2004)
Using Bloglines (or How to keep with dozens of blogs every day) - Preetam Rai (25 Apr. 2005)
Using Blosxom to Create a Weblog on Darkwing - Mary Harrsch (last updated 2 Apr. 2004)

· Bitty - Embed content from Web services. http://bitty.com/
· Blogburst - Syndicate blogs to mainstream media sites. http://www.blogburst.com/
· Blogcode - Start blog & find similar ones. http://www.blogcode.com/
· Bloggersnap - Add your webcam snapshot to any blog. http://www.bloggersnap.com/?l=EN/
· Bloggoggle - Categorize & rate pro bloggers. http://www.bloggoggle.com/
· Bloglet - Notification2email. //http://www.bloglet.com///
· Blogs - Notification2email. http://blo.gs/
· Blurb - Turn your blog into a book. http://www.blurb.com/
· Cocomment - Track back your commentosphere. http://www.cocomment.com/
· Feedblitz - Notification2email. http://www.feedblitz.com/
· Freevlog - Set up free video blog. http://www.freevlog.org/
· Lifetype - Blogging software. http://www.lifetype.net/
· Measuremap - Blog stats. http://measuremap.com/
· Qumana - Edit your blog. http://www.qumana.com/
· Structuredblogging - Create, edit & maintain all posts. http://structuredblogging.org/
· Textamerica - Mobile blog. http://www.textamerica.com/
· Xanco~ - Mobilephlog & vlog. http://www.xanco.com/
· Blip - Get video & podcasting on your blog. http://www.blip.tv/
· Blogladder - Create & maintain your blog. http://www.blogladder.com/
· Blogniscient - Rank & read blog articles. http://www.blogniscient.com/
· Bloxor - Maintain & use your blogroll online. http://www.bloxor.com/