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Hitting the Bull’s Eye

Hitting the Bull’s Eye

The key message I learnt from a training course years ago, which I believe is helpful advice for bloggers, is the first step to organising content for a class is deciding what information is really important and what would be covered only if there is time to spare. The idea is you list all the points you would like to cover under each of the following heading: MUST KNOW; SHOULD KNOW; and COULD KNOW. When you write your post focus…

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Getting Into Blogging As An Educator!

Getting Into Blogging As An Educator!

There are so many reasons why I believe all educators should blog but Darren Draper expresses them better – check out his Reason #1, Reason #2, Reason #3, Reason #4, Reason #5, Reason #6, Reason #7, Reason #8) Blogging is so valuable for your own personal learning. If you plan to use blogs with students, for elearning, you should be blogging personally yourself! Why? Increases your understanding of blogging and provides more insight on how to use blogs effectively with…

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Been Wondering What My Blog is All About? Read On

Been Wondering What My Blog is All About? Read On

After an extremely made dash out of the door yesterday to catch at plane to the other side of Australia – as taxi pulled up in driveway was still dressing, finishing off doing hair/make up and packing bag because I had spent too long on Internet – I had the lovely pleasure of catching up for dinner with new and old friends, Coach Carole and Michael Coghlan. But it made me realise that with many new visitors to my blog,…

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Is Twitter shifting blogging to a new phase?

Is Twitter shifting blogging to a new phase?

1. twittervision, 2. Twitter Meta Moo! too far?, 3. Twitter via Blackberry, 4. Twitter Firefox Search Extension While going through my comments history of my blog to select old time readers for Day 6: Email an old Timer reader of the Blogging Challenge I realised that social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are shifting the nature of blogging to a whole new phase. Why – because many of the people whose blogs I read or who leave comments on…

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Confused about which site to use for your blog?

Confused about which site to use for your blog?

If you have been struggling to decide which site you should use to host your blog I recommend you check out Edublogs. Edublogs has always been good, but since it turned 2 years old it became great! How do I know? Here some of the reasons for why I can say Edublogs is great: I have used other host blog hosts I read lots of blogs (refer to my list of Blogs I read) – so I do get to…

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Why I do what I do….

Why I do what I do….

Darren asked in The Conversation we call Blogging “why do YOU blog and what have you learned by participating in this worldwide community?” Thanks for including me in your list Darren :). Why do I BLOG? While it would be nice to be famous or make a lot of money – that is not what make s me tick. I just like helping others. Funnily enough I did not start off as a blogger, and am not strictly a blogger….

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The value of ranting

The value of ranting

I have had a good laugh about the fact that my ranting has attracted more attention, than in my view, my great articles on technology. Does this mean that I think people are more interested in others misfortunes? NO. I know many of my audience value my technology posts but they also value learning more about the person who posts because it helps them connect and relate more with that individual; really not different from interacting with a person f2f….

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