What is a Blog?

Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or the Web site.


What are RSS Feeds?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS feeds "package' information so that a person can sucscribe to the feed and receive that information. Many blogs automatically generate RSS feeds. In order to read RSS feeds, one must have an RSS Feed Reader or an RSS Feed Aggegator.

Examples of Blogs


Finding Blogs

Potential Uses of Blogs in the Classroom

  • Journals
  • Class Portal or Management Space
  • E-Portfolio
  • Collaborative Concept Development
  • Extended Individual or Collaborative Writing

Tools to Create Blogs

RSS Aggregators and Readers