Blogging for Educators: Writing for Professional Learning

Blogging for Educators: Writing for Professional Learning

by Starr Sackstein

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483377810
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2015
Series: Corwin Connected Educators Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Starr Sackstein currently works at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing, NY as a high school English and Journalism teacher and author of Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective. This year she begins a new blog with Education Week Teacher called “Work in Progress” in addition to her personal blog where she discusses all aspects of being a teacher. Sackstein co-moderates #jerdchat and #sunchat as well as contributes to #NYedChat. This year she has made the Bammy Awards finals for Secondary High School Educator. In speaking engagements, Sackstein speaks about blogging, journalism education and BYOD, helping people see technology doesn’t have to be feared.

Table of Contents

Preface by Peter DeWitt
1. Why Blog?
The Fear of Sounding Stupid (A Sample Post)
Reasons Educators Blog
It Started With Twitter
Blogging to Connect: Thoughts and Musings (A Sample Post)
So You're Not a Writer
What Teacher Has Nothing to Say?
Not Enough Time in the Day for Reflection?
2. Ready to Start; Now What?
Setting the Stage
What Are My Platform Choices?
Vanity URLs and Hosting
Setting Up Your Blog Using Blogger
3. Let's Get Technical, So You Can Hit Publish
Dealing With the Technical Side
Tips for Writing Engaging Posts
4. Connecting With an Audience
How and Why Should We Provide Feedback Through Comments on Blogs
What About My Privacy?
Creating a Community of Bloggers
Is Connecting Everything When It Comes to Blogging? (A Sample Post)
Final Thoughts and Takeaways

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