Blogging and Microblogging – Saco

November 13th, 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. Hmanchester
    November 14th, 2011 at 11:49 | #1

    An idea for MLTI to consider: How about creating a list of all the high schools/middle schools who adopt a policy where they limit blocking of blogging/social media tools. It seems as though, in year after year of these meetings, that filtering issues are pervasive. Perhaps if principals/school board members/tech directors could know that there are schools out there who are intentionally seeking not to block things, they could learn from their experiences.

  2. Stephanie Tarr
    November 14th, 2011 at 11:53 | #2

    I agree with Heather. School or district-wide filters seriously restrict what teachers are able to do, and continue to come up at meeting after meeting. For the teachers that don’t want to deal with tech issues related to an open internet, it is good. For teachers that WANT the availability of many of the online tools spoken about today (like me), is is VERY frustrating and restricting.

  3. Drosa
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:01 | #3

    Twitter accounts are good to share ideas and what is happening in your classroom or district – short ad sweet – if you put your twitter link on you e-mail anyone can easily click on it and see what is happening :)

  4. Alison
    November 14th, 2011 at 13:37 | #4

    I like the idea of the principal using twitter to broadcast short messages by embedding it in the school website.

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