1)Take a look at this great description of what a blog is from Commoncraft
2) Take a look at the blogs I have tagged on del.icio.us (we will talk about Social Bookmarking in a couple of weeks) http://delicious.com/possbeth/blogs
Make some observations about some of the blogs you look at:
- What do you see as common components of all/most of these blogs?
- What are some things that may be very different from one blog to another?
- What are some of the audiences for these blogs?
- What are the tone of the blogs?
- Are all blogs equal? Why or why not?
- What other comments do you have about these blogs? (Remember you will be choosing a blog to follow for 2 weeks--it can be any of these or any other blog related to your educational interests)
- How are these education related blogs similar or different from any blogs you may have looked at on a more personal interest level (ie, politics, news, sports, etc)