Tuesday, August 14, 2012


    Here is a video that I embedded quite easily from youtube. Blogger and Youtube are both linked to the google realm, so they make it seamless. This IS important for students.


It's still Google. Rather than move into something else (say Edmodo),  students are using a platform/program that is already being used. Perhaps this is a good thing. From my point of view, I like adding something a "little" new.

There are few easily available collaboration ideas like awards, quizzes, polls, avatars. Each of those can be added through googleapps but not as readily as something like Faceboook or Edmodo.

Pros for Blogger

Connection to Google

Students already know a little about googledocs that will connect with what is needed for online blogging:

adding links
adding photos
composing using the editing bar

Open Sourced

updated regularly
connections with circles (google +)