The Edublogger just had its first birthday which makes:
- 94 posts with 2,754 comments
- 110,216 site visits from 150 countries according to ClustrMaps (57.5 % USA, 12 % Australia, 5.4 % UK, 4.5 % Canada and 1.8 % NZ)
- With 2031 bookmarks on Delicious and 459 bookmarks on Diigo
PS Sorry but celebrations ran a bit due to waiting new birthday clothes — come and check them out! What do you think of The Edublogger’s new blog theme?
Story Behind The Blog
Was The Edublogger my idea? Nope! It was all James Farmer originating from this email on January 4, 2008:
I’d like to float something with you, and see what you think of it.
As you know I’m a big fan of your work… I love the way you illustrate ideas, communicate with your readers, pick topics and… well, just about everything really.
What I’d like to float with you is the possibility of you doing the kind of stuff you already do so well, but doing it at a central place within Edublogs, and having it promoted throughout the site. It would entirely focused around you… you’d be entirely independent to criticize, rave or write about whatever at will…
From this The Edublogger was set up, by Edublogs, to share tips, tricks, ideas that help the educational blogging community. With it my role working for Edublogs increased; from writing posts on The Edublogger to being employed 3 days a week in 2009.
To celebrate The Edublogger’s first birthday we’re giving away twelve Edublogs supporter 12 month subscriptions which you can use on your own blog or give away to a reader. Just write a post based on any of the topics themes listed below:
- Advice for doing blog makeovers i.e. improving your blog
- Tips for using blogs with students
- Using tools like VoiceThread, Voki, mystudiyo, Animoto, SlideShows, Google Documents with students and embedding in blogs posts
- Advice for writing better blog posts
- What makes good comments or commenting tips
- Images in blog posts
- Tips for building blog audience
- Ideas for getting educators involved with using web technology
- Favorite blog widgets
- Images generators (e.g. sign generators, newspaper generators), avatars, online graph tools etc that you can use with students
- Advice on setting up or using class blogs
- Tips for connecting with other classrooms
Anyone can enter, including students, but you must include in your post which topic you are writing about and link back to this post so that we receive a pingback advising us that you have written the post (read this to understand What’s A Pingback? And How To Write Links). For example you might copy the following into the bottom of your post and just change the topic enclosed in the qutoation marks:
This post has been written on “tips for using blogs with students” as part of The Edublogger’s Birthday Celebration Competition!
The best post for each topic wins and you can submit posts for as many topics you like. You have until March 5 to enter.
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