Blog-Related Resources



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Courosa. (2007). Digital Literacies & Emerging Educational Technologies - A Wiki: Blogging. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from
  • Defines blogging among other educational technologies

Support Blogging (2007). Educational blogging. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from
  • Defines blogging for educational purposes

Image Banks

Compfight: A Flickr™ Search Tool

EduPic Graphical Resources for Educators

    • Free drawings and photographs organized in categories: Language Arts, Math, Sciences, Social Studies, and Other
    • Latest of many such resources found among StoryMedia, Images, on the CogDogRoo wiki (2009.07.21).

Flickr Creative Commons

Flickr Storm

Levine's Story Media & Story Tools

Wikispaces : 50+Ways : Edit StoryMedia - edits


      • Registration required to create personal filter enabling automated recommendations for Creative Commons licensed images
      • Recommended by Gabriella Grosseck in the Edublogger (Share Your Tips For Creating and/or Finding Images For Blog Posts, comment 13, 2008.07.03). Gabriella is an editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Informatics (2008.08.09).


      • "Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students.... Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection" (About Pics4Learning, 2008.09.04).
      • Organized by topics, and also by contributors
      • Suggested by sarahpeacock in the Edublogger (Share Your Tips For Creating and/or Finding Images For Blog Posts, comment 6, 2008.07.03), who points out difficulties students face finding images that suit their purposes


    The Edublogger collection

    • Comments on Share Your Tips For Creating and/or Finding Images For Blog Posts (2008.06.30, ff.)


    Beaufait, P. (2007). Lessons for Bloggers (Porter 2007). Retrieved August 7, 2007, from

    Porter, Joshua (2007a). Nine lessons for would-be bloggers. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from

    Porter, Joshua (2007b). Nine more lessons for would-be bloggers. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from


    Parry, David. (2006). The Technology of Reading and Writing in the Digital Space: Why RSS is crucial for a Blogging Classroom. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from
    • Abstract: Although in the past few years there has been a marked growth in the number of higher education classrooms that utilize an on-line writing component, adapting the teaching of writing to digital spaces has met with resistance on the part of both students and professors. While there are many hurdles to address in navigating technological changes in writing practices, I would like to suggest that part of the problem has been a lack of understanding about the ways that information is disseminated and archived in these spaces. We need to begin by framing the approach in a new way to contextualize writing better, and, more importantly, to make classroom blogging (and even more broadly writing in digital spaces) more productive for the students and professors. In particular, I want to show how the technology of RSS is crucial both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint to any digital writing, but especially to any blogging classroom.



    Tagging Standards (EBW wiki, 2008.02.08)


    Some Tagging Resources


    Bellusci, Claudia (2007). Put your logo in the header of a Blogger blog [Slideshare tutorial]. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from

    Bellusci, Claudia (2007). Podomatic - Create or upload audio files and post them to your blog [Slideshare tutorial]. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from



    Trott, M. (2006). TED Talks: Mena Trot (2006). Retrieved August 7, 2007, from
    • Six Apart blog software company founder talks about personal blogging.

    Wagner, Mark. (2006, October 23). Blog if You Love Learning: An Introduction to Weblogs in Education [QuickTime movie]. Retrieved August 7, 2007, from
    • Abstract: Powerful teaching and learning tools for both students and teachers, blogs can be used for student reflection, class webpages, professional development, and much more. This session briefly introduces participants to the read/write web, and to weblogs, or blogs, specifically. A live demonstration of Wordpress will illustrate that… “If you can email, you can blog.” This will be supported by an overview of best practices and inspirational examples of actual student and teacher weblogs. These will include individual student reflections and learning logs, team blogs used for group work, teacher blogs, class blogs, blogs used for professional development, and blogs used to reach out to parents and the community. The session will leave participants inspired to take their next steps with educational blogging, whatever their level… just beginning their own blogging journey, ready for their students to join them, ready to implement new best practices, or ready to innovate and lead the way. (Retrieved August 7, 2007, from
      • Notes: Wagner (2006) is a long, drawn out presentation (over an hour) including a simple definition of blogging (add time estimate about here), suggestions regarding "constructive uses" of blogs for "rigorous academic purposes (approx. 7 mins. in), and a voice-over screen show demonstrating how to create an edublog (add time estimate about here). The QuickTime movie requires extensive bandwidth and processing power to download and play, sound levels vary between segments, and there are no time codes or other reference points in the movie.