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I knew when I wrote The Educator’s guide to Instagram and other photo apps that some people would debate the educational benefits of Instagram and challenge me on the use of Educator in the title of the post. They did! So it’s … I’m not the most dedicated Instagrammer (need to get out more) or the best photographer (wish I was) but like many other educators, I enjoy sharing my photos on Instagram.
Richard Byrne and I co-hosted an ISTE Unplugged session on blogging at ISTE 2010 in Denver. Thanks to everyone who submitted their blogging questions and here’s my responses — for those who were unable to attend! I’ve focused my responses to student blogging and will do a follow up post on the general blogging questions. What sort of rubric do you use for blogging? There are opposing opinions on whether you should or shouldn’t use a blogging rubric; and if you do use a rubric how you would use it. Konrad Glogowski’s posts are a ‘must read’ to appreciate the need to move the emphasis from grading to focusing on blogging conversations:
Wednesday 20th December, 2006 Education blogs are becoming a means for educators, students , and education administrators to interact more effectively than ever before. Technorati currently tracks 63.1 million blogs . More than 5,000 of them are about education. It is likely that there are hundreds, if not thousands, more education-related blogs on the Web. ( UPDATE: There are over 30,000 blogs hosted at edublogs.org alone.