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What is Blogging?
Blogging is online journal writing. The word is a combination of "web" and "log."

What is Blogger?
Blogger.com is one of several popular websites that facilitate blogging.

What is FeedBurner?

FeedBurner -- now part of the Google domain -- is about "measuring, managing, and monetizing" blogs and other syndicated content. It's a single application in which a blog can be distributed in real-time to a number of endpoints.

Three Excellent Education Blogs

David Warlick says his site is "a diary of my greater mind, my experiences, observations, and reflections, mixed in with the responses of an eclectic community of readers — who are often the smarter part of me." A wide variety of teaching topics are covered. The archives date back to 2007 and include such titles as 10 Ways to Promote Learning Lifestyle in Your School, A New Kind of Math and Technology & Teaching.

This is a blog by audiobook publisher, Recorded Books. There are informative articles and lots of links to multimedia. It features plenty of free downloads for teachers, including audio book excerpts and lesson plans.

Julia Osteen, a teacher from Norcross, GA. is the blogger. She is a Junior High language arts teacher and a Technology Instructional Lead Teacher at Greater Atlanta Christian School. Reflections from the Trenches is filled with articles about integrating technology into the classroom. The writing is excellent and the ideas and observations are superb.

Power Up with these
Technology Resource Assistance Links

  • TechGrants is a program of the TechFoundation that provides nonprofits with access to capital for technology needs.

  • Computers For Learning transfers excess government computer equipment to schools and educational organizations. Federal agencies use the CFL website to distribute computers at no cost to recipients.

  • The Computer Recycling Center recycles used computers and donates them to public schools, teachers, and community nonprofits through their Computers and Education program.

  • The Community Technology Empowerment Project bridges the “digital divide” for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. AmeriCorps members help youth and adults use technology to better access social, civic, educational and economic opportunities.