What makes an effective blog? What’s the magic that makes readers roll into your words?
Of course the effective blog is one that meets the purpose to which you need the information. As a teacher who needs support from beyond the walls of my school to keep me fresh, I wish for blogs with tech ideas, examples, and how-tos for lessons, strategies, and tech for the classroom. Fulfilling that wish is “Langwitches Blog: The Magic of Learning” written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano.
The titles offer the topic clearly. The content includes 5W+Hs of effective news:
- Who uses the technology
- What the technology is
- When to use it
- Where to include it
- Why use it
- How to do it
In addition, pictures, graphics, links, and sources are included to enhance the explanation and to allow follow-up. It’s written clearly so others can replicate the strategy used to integrate the technology.
If you want information about technology how-to in the classroom, search Silvia’s blog. She shares the “magic of learning” for others to learn. Do check it out and see if you don’t agree. And, thanks, Silvia, for waving your magic wand to sprinkle the world with your successful ideas.
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I am a big fan of Silvia’s blog also. I have learned so much from her about Skyping and did a K12 Online Conference presentation on Skype thanks to her inspiration and included her blog in my references. Don’t you love her sense of design? Have you seen the posters she has created?
Hi Paula, Yes. Silvia is a resource for us all. Here is a link to one of her blog posts with some of her posters. Thanks for mentioning them.
Silvia’s Posters. Please look at them. They are Creative Commons licensed.
Silvia Tolisano’s Blogging Skills Poster
CC 3.0 License
From her blog
Just calling in as I am making a blogroll for myself of all the people doing the challenge.
I had heard of the Langwitches blog but not been there so I have marked it for further viewing later.
Thanks, Mistea, and I enjoyed your classroom blog also. Your students sure keep busy learning!
Hi Sheri, I too, am a great fan of Sylvia’s work. I liked the layout of the post. It was easy to read with bullet points, had images to catch my attention, multimedia for further research, but I only if I wanted to check that out and some great samples of student work. Thanks for sharing it.
Sheri, just in regard to the problems with the antispam words. I just had that problem myself. I tried four times, forgot to copy me comment and got so exasperated. However, I cleared the cache in tools of my web browser, refreshed the window and it gave me a new anti spam word that worked. Does that make sense? If not contact me. Hope it works for you.
Thanks for the tip; I’ll try it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and making your presence seen (via a comment). 🙂
I love magical things so as you can imagine, your title definitely caught my eye. Thanks for the link to langwitches.
Malyn, Thank you for blogging and I look forward to learning with you.