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Edublogging Birds of a Feather

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 23:19:14 +0000

I've got a post about regarding the Edublogging Birds of a Feather group. I'm missing links to a few people and I am happy to help people connect to each other. I also have some contacts, some of you may be interested in so email me or leave me a message in the BoF thread if you want me to send you that information.

Thanks, it was an interesting group and I enjoyed it very much.


Primp Your Blog

Fri, 21 Jul 2006 00:37:29 +0000

Hi all! I can't wait to meet you all at the conference.

Feel free to let us know if you have any specific topics you'd like covered, and if you wouldn't mind taking a minute to fill out this quick session survey.

Thanks! See you soon!


Divine Reality

Day 1 - Podcasting for Beginners

Thu, 20 Jul 2006 21:23:22 +0000

Got a comment or a question about the Day 1 Podcasting (Beginner) Session? I've added a coupla comments to Elisa's post about the Podcasting Session, but I'm also creating this topic for anyone clicking through the forums.

Ask away. Do you plan on coming to it? What do you know? What would you like to know?


Tue, 21 Feb 2006 17:23:13 +0000

Hello Everyone! My name is Laura Blankenship and I'm an Instructional Technologist at Bryn Mawr College, an all-women's college outside of Philadelphia. My colleagues, Barbara Ganley, on the faculty of the Writing Program at Middlebury College, and Barbara Sawhill, Director of the International Learning Center at Oberlin college, and I are interested in discussing and exploring the use of social software to transform education. We "met" via our various blogs and all have extensive experience blogging, podcasting, flickring, furling, deliciousing, etc. We'd love to have other like-minded or interested educators (or parents of school-aged children) join us to talk about the potential social software has to change the educational landscape. Here is the official-sounding proposal.

Blogging in the Classroom and Blogging the Classroom: Using social software to create learning opportunities for our students and ourselves

This panel will bring educators and educational
technologists together to talk about the benefits and realities of using blogs and other Web technologies in the classroom. We will discuss how social software enhances and transforms the learning environment, dynamics, and outcomes; the responses of students to blogging classes; and impacts on our teaching and our network of colleagues when we blog the experience.

To really get a sense of who we are and our experience with edublogging, check out our blogs. I'm at 3 locations: Geeky Mom, ETC@BMC, and Blogical Construction. Barbara Ganley blogs at bgblogging
and Barbara Sawhill blogs and podcasts at Language Lab Unleashed

We look forward to your comments and to seeing you all at BlogHer!


Getting To Know Your Audience!

Tue, 21 Feb 2006 03:07:05 +0000

Hey BlogHers! I am hoping to be a speaker at BlogHer Conference '06. Let's get this party started by me introducing myself.

My name is Deni Bonet and I write a blog called LAST GIRL ON EARTH. I am a singer/songwriter/violinist living in New York City, and have either recorded or performed with many famous names including Cyndi Lauper, Sarah McLachlan, R.E.M., the Indigo Girls, and many others. I am also excited that I just won BEST MUSIC BLOG in the "BEST OF the BLOGS" awards, and I have a steady audience of regular readers. I'm an experienced public speaker, AND entertaining!

I feel like in many ways I have become a role model for many women who want to succeed and follow their dreams. My HEADER on my blog says it all

"The wacky musings of a girly New York musician who is attempting to prove that you don't have to be a 19 year old anorexic model babe to be successful."

I started blogging to help promote my newest CD, "LAST GIRL ON EARTH". I was initially going to only blog about the recording process, and my trials and tribulations during the year I was in the studio recording the CD.

BUT, after I started blogging, I realized that I got swept up in the whole blogging community and my blog grew into something totally different than what I had intended it to be. I've developed a virtual, online support group who I feel is rooting me on to be successful in my quest to get musical recognition. I have met numerous bloggers at my performances around the country, and actually have developed a whole new fanbase for my music that I wouldn't have gotten to know otherwise!

I use a lot of complex technologies on my site, such as audio, video, audioblogging, polls, and the occasional contest, all of which I have learned to do myself. For me, blogging is an extension of what I do for a living. I am an entertainer, and I seek to make my blog an entertaining place to come to again and again.

I've also gotten interested in making videos exclusively for my readers. For example, in one contest, I asked people to leave a comment to tell me what they wanted ME to ask strangers on the streets of New York! I collected their comments and hit the streets with their requests written out on note cards. I found "typical" New York characters to read the cards total strangers who let me digitally film them. Then I made a mini-movie, and posted it on my blog. I can't tell you how excited my readers were to hear their comments in such a context!

My blog is all about fun, but it also is human. Recently, my mother has been ill, and the show of support that I have received had been overwhelming.

You have to WORK at blogging if you want to gain a fan base just like in real life! I have worked hard at it, and I think I could help with many pointers. I believe in the power of blogging, and I also believe that if you know how, you CAN make a difference through the blogging community.

Any questions? Let me know what you think. After all, a girl has got to know her audience!

Is bi-blogging a potential ROYO?

Sun, 12 Feb 2006 13:04:05 +0000

My suggestion somewhere else for a ROYO was:
"Keeping a blog in more than one language is more than just a linguistic problem. There are a host of social, political and technical issues around posting, reading, writing, blogrolling and tagging in more than one language. I would like to explore some of these issues, share some of the practicalities, and move ahead with some ideas for designing for blogs and blogging in two languages."

Then, spurred on by a comment my post by Liz Henry and some back-channel with Pam I thought it would be interesting to do a pre-conference experiment in bilingual blogging in pairs. It could raise a load of questions and be an interesting lead-in for a ROYO session.

I'm wondering if it has potential for a ROYO session.