• Have a general conversation about why people blog.
  • Different types of blogs: class, personal, professional.
  • Differences of blogging platforms
  • Talk about design and features
  • Start a blog

1. Essential Questions:
Why did you sign up for this blogging project? What are you hoping to get out of it?
What type of blog do you want to create?
What are your blogging goals?
What is your expected audience?
What do you want to be able to do on your blog?
What skills do you feel you need to learn?
What ways can you "manage" your blogging committment?
Which of the following tools are you familiar with?
Do you enjoying writing? When do you write? What do you write about? Why do you write?
What professional reading do you do now?
What personal reading do you do now?
Do you read blogs? Which blogs do you read?

2. Possible services:
Wordpress - Setting Up Wordpress
Blogger - How to set up a Blogger blog by Steven D. Krause

3. Homework: Check out a few blogs to look at the different themes, widgets, etc. What are the things you'd like to have on your blog?
always learning
Intrepid Teacher
Tip of the Iceberg
Learning on the Job
Mr. C's Class Blog
Everyone has to start somewhere
Beyond Digital
The History Ninja
Teach With Video
Mrs. Utility Player

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