Tag Archive: Blogging

Mar 28

“10 Things For Teacher Bloggers To Do Before The ISTEK Conference” by Adam Simpson

Not many people know that my background is in business and economics. Not many people know this because it is a well-kept secret. Nevertheless, I like to dust off the Michael Douglas power-braces every now and then and get all business speaky. Here’s my list of ten go-getter strategies for the teacher blogger looking to …

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Jan 03

DOs and DON’Ts of Blogging With Students

This is a little reminder for the blogging ISTEK teachers. I will announce the details of the ISTEK Blogs Competition very soon on http://blogs.istek.org.tr and I thought it would be a good idea to publish some DOs and DON’Ts just before that. These guidelines are specific to our school but some of the suggestions might …

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Dec 01

40 Influential and Innovative Educators in ELT

who will help you see the power of PLN (PART II) Kyle B. Pace (USA): Kyle is one of the people in my list who is not an English teacher. He is a must-to-follow in my opinion. I don’t need to write about him in detail. Start following him and then you will realize what …

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Nov 28

40 Influential and Innovative Educators in ELT

who will help you see the power of PLN (PART I) I know what it feels like to be new to online social networking and the world of Web 2.0. You decide that it would be good to meet English teachers from other countries, learn about Web 2.0 and may even be thinking of starting …

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Nov 01

Rules For Writing Blog Articles

by Ken Wilson I promised Burcu that I would write something about writing a blog, and try to establish some rules of good blogging. Now I’m worried – ARE there any rules of good blogging? Or is writing about writing a bit like telling jokes about why jokes are funny? Doomed to failure. I’ll try …

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Oct 12

Blogging Schools

It was 2007 when I started blogging with my students. I was very lucky that I didn’t have any trouble with the school management, they trusted that I would do a good job and  just let me blog with my students. It worked well but it was at individual level (only I and a friend …

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Jul 27

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part III) ‘Leave Comments To Teacher Blogs’ by Sara Hannam

Why Leave a Comment on ELT Blogs? “Blogging is just creative writing in another form – it’s all about communicating & making links” “I blog cos I want to express myself in spaces that are not being controlled and monitored – where I can be myself” “I get a lot of information from blogging which …

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Jul 22

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part II) & Start A Blog by Lindsay Clandfield

Six Tips On Starting Your Own Blog For Fellow Teachers 1. Read what’s out there Before venturing into the blogosphere yourself, it’s probably a good idea to check out what is already out there. There are more and more blogs being started by teachers for teachers and lots of really good stuff out there already. …

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Jul 17

I PRESented my TOpic!

When I read Heike Philp‘s informative email about a mini presentation that she sent to Learning Technologies SIG mail group , I remembered Albert Einstein’s quote “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” and I thought I should give it a try. Heike’s mail gives enough information about PRESTO but …

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Jun 15

My Blogging Adventure – Some Ideas For Blogger Wannabes (Part 1)

My blogging adventure started two years ago. Before then, I used to use technology for my professional development. (Here I’d like to refer to Gavin’s article, ‘Positively Beaming’ . In his article, there are questions that teachers should definitely ask themselves about the use of technology in the classroom.) The idea of blogging with students …

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