Understanding Blogs

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So, what’s a blog? Let’s start at the very beginning by defining the word blog. Blog is short for weblog (a term which is not used frequently anymore) and is an online journal where entries (called posts) are written in chronological order with the most recent appearing at the top of the blog. The fact that blogs allow interaction for readers is what really sets this tool apart from web pages and regular writing. Blogs have a feature called “comments” which let readers share thoughts and opinions on the posts. This still does not truly convey what a blog is, though. The best way to understand what a blog is and how to maybe use blogs in education is to actually visit some blogs.

Anyone of any age or ability-level can create and maintain a blog, which is one of the reasons they are so popular. To learn more about the specifics of blogs and blogging in education, click here.

From Professional Learning Board’s online continuing education course for teachers: Web Technology for Teachers


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  1. Piyush says:

    The info provided was very helpful-Thanks

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