Best practices of teaching with (micro)blogging

Examples of Educational Blogging

LMS: WordPress as LMS
Classblog: Mrs. Bakers Biology Class
Another Classblog: Class 8d
Courseblog: Coming of Age
Knowledge sharing: Weiterbildungsblog
self reflective: Examensblog

EduBlog Awards

University Blogfarms

EPB Uni-Hamburg
ZMML Uni Bremen

Twitter for Teachong

Teaching History with twitter

Just Ideas

25 ways to teach with Twitter by Sonja Cole

Please share additional Links in the comments!

What does an educational microblogging service need?

Today we talked about the question if one would like to use microblogging in education, what would be needed to be a good educational microblogging service.
To discuss that and share some general information we used an etherpad document. And I have to admit that I was a bit surprised that instead of just thinking about the task everyone started creating content in this document. I shared the Information that we are working on this right now on twitter an so other seminar participants who can’t joint today and other twitter users joined as well. Thanks for that!

In my opinion the collected features might exclude each other sometimes, but it is a first collection and might be improved during the next weeks.

PS: During working with etherpad we discovered that there is a limitation to 8 users working on the document at the same time.

Intermediate Results at the end of the seminar: Read more »


Since there are still a lot of blogs without any results of your research about articles on blogs in education I am asking myself if I gave you all necessary information!?
May be it’s just the lack of a propper deadline and/or the good weather…
So both tasks, the one from last week and this one should be done before next thuesday – our next seminar session.
So you new task is – guess what – search for sources of how microblogging (e.g.) can be used in school/education to support learning. Quote the most interesting parts in a blogentry and add your own thoughts. What ist good/useful and what should be improved within this concept?
Pretty well known are the Papers from Holotescu&Grosseck1, Eber&Schiefner2 which could be a starting point but there are more papers and articles outside…

Have a nice week and see you next thuesday in the seminar!

  1. Can we use Twitter for educational activities? []
  2. Microblogging – more than fun? []

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