Blogs

A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.
Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media. (Source: Wikipedia)
The term "blog" is a contaction of "Web log". "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.


PMI on Blogs in Education
Plus - Usually free, gets students to write, just like a journal but you can't loose it, alot of students are already using this technology anyway
Minus - can't add multimedia only post pictures - this is changing quickly
Interesting - alot of free sites


So What is a Blog? Some 6 and 7 years explain more.


Links
http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/EduBlogs
http://www.blogger.com/start
http://www.blogeasy.com/
http://wordpress.com/
http://edublogs.org/


My son, William has his own blog - he is 8 years old.
http://william-johnstone.blogspot.com/

My widget blog - a blog with some widget tests
http://widgetsinblogger.blogspot.com/

Rugby Coaching Resources - my coaching blog for my players
Not a Science Education example - but it does use teacher tube as a web2.0 addition to the blog
http://rugbycoachingresources.blogspot.com/

Blogs in Biology (Queensland Science Teacher Article)

Educause outlines 7 tips to better explain a blog and its function:
http://www.educause.edu/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutBlogs/156809