Blogging and Microblogging – Bowdoin

November 15th, 2011

blog is a style of website where part or all is updated with new content from time to time.

Although Blogs are usually maintained by one person with regular posts some blogs are maintained by groups such as the blog, which is kept by MLTI.

Entries are usually displayed in reverse-chronological order, with the latest post having prominent display. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Although not all, most good blogs are interactive, allowing guests to leave comments and sometimes even to message each other. It is interactivity that distinguishes blogs from static websites.

Many blogs focus on a particular subject, others act as personal diaries and still others exist that do not fit these descriptions.

A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs or websites.  Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on specifics such as art (art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging or vlogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting).

Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.


  1. Palmer
    November 15th, 2011 at 11:41 | #1

    The idea that a student has a “voice” via blogging online that isn’t necessarily there in a live classroom setting is interesting. This argues for a greater view into a student’s head for a teacher by expanding the classroom beyond the traditional time/geography setting.

  2. Edup
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:46 | #2

    Another resource kidblog

  3. Kbeeton
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:49 | #3

    We talked about having examples of teachers/schools doing great things. The “MLTI minutes” are good for learning a new “tricks.” The webinars are good too. But to see something put into place by teachers, that worked well, and that reached the Transformation stages… that would be truely helpful. MLTI has been going for 10+ years, certainly it is now time to share the best of what we’ve done. You guys are in the best place to do that, having seen so much of what goes on. It would help us teachers, but it would help MLTI’s and Maine’s image as well.

  4. Edup
    November 15th, 2011 at 13:28 | #4

    Learning about blogging is something that I want to learn more about. A quick 20 minutes is good….. I know that I will be looking at this more and finding more tutorials for blogging.n

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