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The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Google Reader. Love it!? Hate it!? Doesn’t really matter what you think of the new Google Reader interface….. What does matter is they’ve changed some of the Google Reader functionality educators like to use. So here’s my essential guide for what educators now need to know about using Google Reader. Click on the following links to learn more: Intro to RSS and Google Reader One of the smartest things you can do is learn how to use RSS well if you plan to work online with your students. RSS isn’t dead, isn’t hard to learn and is an essential time saving tool for reading latest students’ work in one location quickly.

RSS is an acronym which stands for Really Simple Syndication. In simple terms, RSS is a simple and effective way of keeping in touch when new information is added to a website without having to visit the website to check for new updates. The most common RSS reader used is Google Reader. How it works is you subscribe to your favorite website using the RSS feed in Google Reader. Please note : 1. 2. 3.

HOW TO: Create A Blog. Every. Single. Step. 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 7.34K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts. 10 Key Points to Remember in an Effective Blog Writing Checklist. So you got that blog post published. You sent it out on your Twitter, Facebook and whatever else social networks, but you’re not getting as many clicks or visits?

Did you remember to cross off all the points on your blog writing checklist? What? No list? Well, if you are like me, then you probably don’t remember everything, all the time. I mean really…have you published something and remembered that you didn’t do everything you needed to? 10 Points for a Blog Writing Checklist So for you, my not remembering everything all the time friend, checkout these 10 key points for an effective blog writing checklist: - Headline – The first thing a reader sees is the headline.

. - Spell check – Really? There are other things that you could add to your blog writing checklist, but I have tried to cover the most touched on areas. Did I miss anything? Photo credit: muffet Connect: Authored by: George Passwater See complete profile. 8 Blogging No-No’s. Tweet Multiple Blog Posts Per Day – While there are a few bloggers doing this that I highly respect, I’m not a fan of this at all. Why am I not a fan of this? Your content suffers, period. The odds that you’re creating solid content each and every post with this frequency are very low. I’ve noticed the posts generally become shorter (less than 300 words) and the comments are scarce.

Quotes as a Blog Post – I love quotes as much as the next guy, but not as a blog post. Unoriginal Content – A quote from Einstein is unoriginal content. And publishing as your blog post is unoriginal content. Over the top Advertising – We’ve all seen these blogs. All Words and No Pictures – This is just tough on the eyes and not blog reader friendly. People love photos/pictures. Grammar and Spelling – I’ve made these mistakes, and you’ve made these mistakes. There really is no excuse for spelling mistakes.

Not Replying to Comments – Treat comments like platinum. Anatomy of a Blog. Photo Pin : Add Photos to Your Blog Posts. Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing. BloggerHelp's Channel. Blogs for Learning | Articles - Blog Commenting. Adam Bellinson, Michigan State University Commenting on a blog is a great way to provide feedback on a post because it is viewable by all the readers of that particular article. It's also nice when a dialog breaks out and a forum-like discussion surfaces. When blogs are used for class, often students are asked to comment on posts for points and participation grades.

Since some of these people may have never participated in a blog, I will offer them and other curious individuals some helpful tips! You've probably seen some posts on the BfL blog from me, Adam Bellinson, already. I'm a Telecommunications student here at MSU. I've been blogging and participating in blogs for the last 5 or so years, so I've had ample experience with comments of both the less-than-useful "cool, thanks! " Reg Adkins of (an interesting blog about getting things done quickly and efficiently) wrote about posting blog comments in his brief, yet concise post, "Commenting Tips. " Ask people to comment! Video: RSS in Plain English. Blog Tutorials | Blog Tips by BLOGBloke. Ten Tips for writing a blog post.