Friday, March 04, 2005

Online presence

It sometimes takes a while to develop an interest in making your entire online presence as professional as everything else you do. Thus we sometimes start weblogs and months or even weeks later have the time AND interest to learn the skills needed, in some cases, to upgrade their appearance. In my case this is still an evolving process.

A good place to start is here. This was given to me by Kurt Larsen.

Rebecca Blood
Ten tips for a better weblog.
Rebecca's Pocket, Mar. 22, 2003.

It's not directed specifically to teachers, but it will give you ideas on where to start and on some of the possibilities.

One of the best all-around ways to develop skills in this area is through my friend Vance Stevens, who has started an amazing worldwide online community to develop the use of technology in classrooms worldwide. His most recent article on online presence for teachers is here:

Stevens, V. (2005, Jan. 10).
Establishing and maintaining a web presence: A guide for educators.

This has links to things he's doing: one is an online tutorial for teachers leading up to the TESOL 2005 in San Antonio. It's a good way to develop skills at your own pace!



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