Teacher Blogs: Getting Started!
Educators as bloggers
Hosted by:
Peggy Semingson, Ph.D.
Justin Dellinger, MA
Marla Roberts...
Goals for the Webinar
The opinions of each the
presenters in the series are
their own individual
viewpoints and do not
nec...
Recordings
Archive
Social Media:
YouTube [video]:
http://www.youtube.com/utanewteachers
Slideshare [PowerPoints]
http://ww...
• Thanks for joining us! Please use the marker/pen tool to mark a small x
below where you are at. You can also type it in ...
Poll question:
• Where are you in your teaching
career?
• Select A-E ptional! We will display the results!
• The drop down...
Our Presenters
Dr. Peggy Semingson Justin Dellinger, MA Dr. Marla Robertson
Dr. Harrison McCoy Dr. David Sparks
Links from Today’s Webinar
• Links from today’s webinar in one Google Doc:
• https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nODeI
PCp...
Link to Recording of Today’s Webinar
• Click here to view the Blackboard Collaborate
recording of today’s webinar:
• https...
UTA New Teacher Blog
Would you be interested in guest blogging for the forthcoming UTA New
Teacher Blog? If so, please con...
Blogging Options
• Free versus paid
• Teacher bloggers can connect with each other
• Read/Read + comment/write
• What are ...
Justin Dellinger, Research Coordinator
Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Lab,
The University of Texas at Arlingt...
Follow Bloggers
Follow Teacher Bloggers
Follow Authors and Educators on Twitter
Join Professional Organizations
Just Do It! Wordpress
Just Do It! Blogger
Just Do It! Weebly
Teacher Blogs:
Getting Started
@drharrisonmccoy
theothereduguy.blogspot.com
2015
Think about why you are blogging
1. Share Your Best Ideas
2. Reflect on Your Process
3. Create an Authentic Audience
4. Be...
Decide what you
will call your blog
Connect with what your blog posts will
consist of and play with words that will
help c...
Decide where you
will post your blog
http://www.bloggingbasics101.com/choosing-a-
blogging-platform-quick-reference
How will you decide what to
write about?
1. Creative solutions
2. Courage to be innovative
3. Entertainment and encouragem...
Why do YOU read blogs?
PollEv.com/harrisonmcco196
Set up a schedule and write
whether you think you have
an audience or not.
Some blogs I’m reading:
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
http://www.edudemic.com/
https://...
PowerPoint Template
Courtesy of
www.presentationmagazine.com
Dr. David Sparks
Science-focused education blogger
Dr. Sparks
maintains several
blogs.
He blogs both
personally and
profes...
End-of-Webinar Poll
• Would you consider starting a blog of your
own?
• Yes
• No
Feel free to type comments in the chat wi...
What do you think?
type in the chat window!
• What information stood out to you from the presentation?
• What questions do...
Graduate Program in Literacy
Studies
• http://www.utcoursesonline.org/programs/progra
minfo/med/curriculumandinstruction/i...
UT Arlington
Master’s in Mind, Brain, and Education
Our work at the SW Center for Mind, Brain and Education seeks to advan...
For more information on the
Mind, Brain, and Education
Master’s degree, please
contact Dr. Marc Schwartz
schwarma@uta.edu
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This session focuses on ways that educators can learn from regularly reading other people's teacher blogs and education blogs. An introduction to how to start your own education-focused blog will also be discussed and demonstrated. Free blogging services will be shared during the webinar. The session will also focus on the new UTA New Teachers website and blog and ways that people can be guest bloggers!

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"Teacher Blogs: Getting Started": UTA New Teacher Series

  1. 1. Teacher Blogs: Getting Started! Educators as bloggers Hosted by: Peggy Semingson, Ph.D. Justin Dellinger, MA Marla Robertson, Ph.D. Dr. Harrison McCoy David Sparks, Ph.D. University of Texas at ARLINGTON Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction New Teacher Webinar Series, Fall 2015 Recordings will be available of webinars. No names will be visible in the recordings. Type in the chat window with questions or comments throughout! The recording will be available on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/utanewteachers SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015 1:00-1:45 PM, CST
  2. 2. Goals for the Webinar The opinions of each the presenters in the series are their own individual viewpoints and do not necessarily reflect the views of UT Arlington. Our goal is for you to hear a variety of viewpoints to help support you in your first years of teaching! We have been down the road you are going! – Support – Respect – Dialogue – Sharing • Ask questions and post comments along the way. • Main Q/A at the end. • Make a list of “Things to Google” later. • Use chat window often. • We will check the chat window throughout the session and respond in “real time” as we can. Tips for your own learning
  3. 3. Recordings Archive Social Media: YouTube [video]: http://www.youtube.com/utanewteachers Slideshare [PowerPoints] http://www.slideshare.net/utanewteachers Facebook Page [interaction/updates]: https://www.facebook.com/UTANewTeacherProje ct Blog: http://utanewteachers.com/
  4. 4. • Thanks for joining us! Please use the marker/pen tool to mark a small x below where you are at. You can also type it in the chat window. WHERE WE ARE NOW: Use the pen tool to mark your location
  5. 5. Poll question: • Where are you in your teaching career? • Select A-E ptional! We will display the results! • The drop down polling area is in the participants’ window next to the “hand” tool. I am currently a: A. Pre-service teacher B. 1st-3rd year teacher & UTA graduate C. 1st-3rd year teacher & non-UTA graduate D. 4th year+ teacher E. Faculty or none of the above
  6. 6. Our Presenters Dr. Peggy Semingson Justin Dellinger, MA Dr. Marla Robertson Dr. Harrison McCoy Dr. David Sparks
  7. 7. Links from Today’s Webinar • Links from today’s webinar in one Google Doc: • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nODeI PCpjPf-- QByVD8cIqEpl2HCChxQDI3n9g_2qYQ/edit#
  8. 8. Link to Recording of Today’s Webinar • Click here to view the Blackboard Collaborate recording of today’s webinar: • https://elearn.uta.edu/webapps/bb- collaborate- bb_bb60/recording/launchGuest?uid=28204 be4-dc27-4dfc-babc-eb536efae448
  9. 9. UTA New Teacher Blog Would you be interested in guest blogging for the forthcoming UTA New Teacher Blog? If so, please contact Dr. Peggy Semingson directly and ask to be. Let us know what topics you would be interested in blogging. We are open to ideas and welcome one-time contributions or regular posts! Benefits of blogging include influencing new teachers, building your skills as a blogger, and adding it to your resume as a published venue! http://utanewteachers.com/ Dr. Semingson: peggys@uta.edu
  10. 10. Blogging Options • Free versus paid • Teacher bloggers can connect with each other • Read/Read + comment/write • What are the benefits of being a [teacher] blogger? Type your ideas in the chat window • What blogs do you read or want to read?
  11. 11. Justin Dellinger, Research Coordinator Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Lab, The University of Texas at Arlington A Domain of One’s Own
  12. 12. Follow Bloggers Follow Teacher Bloggers
  13. 13. Follow Authors and Educators on Twitter
  14. 14. Join Professional Organizations
  15. 15. Just Do It! Wordpress
  16. 16. Just Do It! Blogger
  17. 17. Just Do It! Weebly
  18. 18. Teacher Blogs: Getting Started @drharrisonmccoy theothereduguy.blogspot.com 2015
  19. 19. Think about why you are blogging 1. Share Your Best Ideas 2. Reflect on Your Process 3. Create an Authentic Audience 4. Become a Resource 5. Plan Your Own PD 6. Create a Digital Presence 7. Be Ahead of Your Students 8. Showcase Student Work
  20. 20. Decide what you will call your blog Connect with what your blog posts will consist of and play with words that will help communicate the content as well as the spirit. Imagine a memorable domain name.
  21. 21. Decide where you will post your blog http://www.bloggingbasics101.com/choosing-a- blogging-platform-quick-reference
  22. 22. How will you decide what to write about? 1. Creative solutions 2. Courage to be innovative 3. Entertainment and encouragement 4. Understanding for complex issues http://amylynnandrews.com/how-to-decide-what-to-blog- about/
  23. 23. Why do YOU read blogs? PollEv.com/harrisonmcco196
  24. 24. Set up a schedule and write whether you think you have an audience or not.
  25. 25. Some blogs I’m reading: http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/ http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ http://www.edudemic.com/ https://jonharper70.wordpress.com/ http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/ http://www.edutopia.org/blogs http://catlintucker.com/ http://www.teachercast.net/ http://starrsackstein.com/ http://mrkempnz.com/ http://www.alicekeeler.com/teachertech/ https://shelleywright.wordpress.com/ http://www.cyclesoflearning.com/
  26. 26. PowerPoint Template Courtesy of www.presentationmagazine.com
  27. 27. Dr. David Sparks Science-focused education blogger Dr. Sparks maintains several blogs. He blogs both personally and professionally.
  28. 28. End-of-Webinar Poll • Would you consider starting a blog of your own? • Yes • No Feel free to type comments in the chat window.
  29. 29. What do you think? type in the chat window! • What information stood out to you from the presentation? • What questions do you have? • “I hope to explore.…” • “I learned….” • “ I want to try….” • “I want to know….”
  30. 30. Graduate Program in Literacy Studies • http://www.utcoursesonline.org/programs/progra minfo/med/curriculumandinstruction/index.html • Email Dr. Kathleen Tice about Literacy Studies: ktice@uta.edu • Our other Master’s programs in Curriculum and Instruction: https://www.uta.edu/coed/gradadvising/programs /curricandinstruct/index.php
  31. 31. UT Arlington Master’s in Mind, Brain, and Education Our work at the SW Center for Mind, Brain and Education seeks to advance the quality of teaching based upon insights gained from the cognitive and neural sciences as well as contribute to research in this new and evolving field. We build collaborative research relationships with schools, develop research trajectories that profit from the strengths of our faculty and students and maintain a working and teaching laboratory for researchers and graduate students. 1. Courses include: Neuroscience of typical and atypical language development Neuroscience of typical and atypical mathematical reasoning Complex dynamic systems Research design EEG research methodology 2. Individual work: Research-based capstone project encouraged - Conference presentations encouraged - Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  32. 32. For more information on the Mind, Brain, and Education Master’s degree, please contact Dr. Marc Schwartz schwarma@uta.edu

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