Join the education blogosphere with this easy, go-to guide!
This engaging, all-in-one resource from expert blogger Starr Sackstein takes educators by the hand and guides them through the easy, step-by-step process of blogging. You’ll quickly turn snippets of writing time into a tool for reflective and collaborative professional growth. With instructive sample blog posts from sites like Blogger and Wordpress and generous examples and resource listings, this guide helps busy educators learn:
- The value of blogging for professional learning
- Best practices for safe digital citizenship
- How to deal with the technical aspects of blogging
- Platform-building tips and writing ideas
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"Sackstein writes with a fresh voice on her popular blog, and that voice comes through clearly in her first book. Written like a personal coach for novice bloggers, Sackstein offers practical experience and invaluable insight into the whys, whens, hows and whos of building your very own professional learning network (PLN). This is a must-read for educators of all levels ready to expand their professional repertoire by taking the plunge into social media."
—Walter McKenzie, Education Technology Author, Speaker, and Consultant
"Starr gives great advice on making blogging meaningful and answers the all-important question of ‘Why should I blog?’ when time is so precious. Clear and concise, this book will empower readers to write for an authentic audience and open a reflective conversation that facilitates growth."
—Garnet Hillman, Instructional Coach
Deerfield Public School District 109
|The Fear of Sounding Stupid (A Sample Post)|
|Reasons Educators Blog|
|It Started With Twitter|
|Blogging to Connect: Thoughts and Musings (A Sample Post)|
|So You're Not a Writer|
|What Teacher Has Nothing to Say?|
|Not Enough Time in the Day for Reflection?|
|Setting the Stage|
|What Are My Platform Choices?|
|Vanity URLs and Hosting|
|Setting Up Your Blog Using Blogger|
|Dealing With the Technical Side|
|Tips for Writing Engaging Posts|
|How and Why Should We Provide Feedback Through Comments on Blogs|
|What About My Privacy?|
|Creating a Community of Bloggers|
|Is Connecting Everything When It Comes to Blogging? (A Sample Post)|