What is blogging? Check out my monthly blog for an example SavvyTRT.
Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as education, food, politics, or 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 as well as podcasts. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.
Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog or vodcast), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media. The term "blog" is derived from "Web log." "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. (Wikipedia).
What We Are Doing When We Blog- This article discusses what a blog is and is a good introduction to the topic of blogging.
What Makes a Weblog a Weblog? This is an article written by Dave Winer of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and it discusses the necessary (or unnecessary) components of a blog. There is some technical jargon in this article, but it does give a good start to the topic of blogging. See also Components of a Blog.
Blog On - This article appeared in the Edutopia and touches on some very popular education related blogs.
Find a content related blog:
Here is a link to an article with information about using Blogs at the Elementary level. http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech217.shtml
This video is from a school in Britain where they have implemented blogs school wide. (You may want to look at this on a high speed connection.) http://www.teacherstv.org.uk/strandProgrammeVideo.do?strandId=5&transmissionProgrammeId=187922
Blogs and the Media http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=2707
Blog entry about the growing influence of blogs: http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2006/01/the_growing_inf_1.html