161, & 162
Instructor:Buthaina Al Othman
to Create and Publish!
- What's a blog?
is short for "Weblog," which is a type of website, often
an online journal or diary. Many people choose to keep blogs instead
of maintaining traditional websites because blogs are much easier
to update. Blogs are text based and no HTML is required to set them
up or to edit them -- just fill out a form!
- How is a blog
different from building a web site?
Weblogs are different
than Web-pages in their layout.However, they can be published and
updated as a web-page.Blogs can be used individually or collaboratively
by teachers and students.They can be used in many ways, and for different
- How can students
use a blog?
Students can use
them individually or collaboratively, as on-line journals, diaries,
or to publish their writing assignments, after they are corrected
by their teachers.
- Note to students:
You can be creative
and think of other ways to use a Blog. I suggested to one student
who is interested in Music and Songs, to start her, Lyrics' blog.
Students can listen to a song and write the words on a blog, then,
they can list new vocabulary words with their definitions, synonyms,
- Choose one of
the following free Web blog Providers:
(I recommend this one. It's easy and simple, but you still need
to read and follow instructions).
Blog. (I recommend this, too. You can add a feature
to allow people to send you their comments).
land (It is fun to write your eDiary).
(Be Creative and use it anyway you want!)
- Photoblog creators:
(Step by step directions to start your own buzznet
photoblog are HERE! )