Introduce blogging in classroom
“ A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).”
“Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be hosted in the registered custom domain of the blogger (like www.example.com). So blogspot.com domain publishing will be redirected to the custom domain. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.”
“ Setting Up Your Blog
Setting up a Blogger account takes three easy steps.
Create an account, name your blog, and choose a template. You can host multiple blogs with the same account name, so you only need to do that part once. This way you could separate your professional blog about your business from your personal blog about dogs, for instance.
Hosting Your Blog
Blogger will host your blog for free on blogspot.com. You can also use Blogger to automatically ftp your blog posts to your own web space . Make sure you have the correct server settings from your internet service provider, otherwise you may have unpredictable results.
Once your blog is set up, Blogger has a basic WYSIWYG editor. (What you see is what you get) This is not necessarily a bad thing. Most blogging tools do not have robust html editors, and the ones that do often require java or other plug-ins.
Email Your Posts
You can optionally configure Blogger with a secret email address, so you can email your posts to your blog.”