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ESL, ESL Bloggers' carnival: What advice would you like to give to a TEFL teacher considering becoming a blogger? Submitted entries previewed here along with extra tips and advice. To view the full post with links to each entry: http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/08/blogging-english-language-teachers-tech.html Please note that slide 55 is by Joao Carlos Alves not JC Salves as described in the footer.

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  • 1.English Language TeachersNow Blogging! The Blog Carnival: Advice for New ELT bloggers hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com

2. 27 bloggers answered writing over 40 posts, sending2 emails What advice would you onONE task give ELTeachers interested 23 topics.in becoming bloggers? 31 edubloggers were polled. 2 bloggers hosted ONEguest-pieces&wrote thesecommunity4 postings contain tips forvideos you. 3. What is a blog? A web-log we An online magazine A source of news in your niche A public diary A place to keep stuff Anything you want it to be! 4. What is an ELT blog? An online dialogue about teaching or learning English. A conversation with yourself, with a private or public group of students, with a group of colleagues. An open discussion with an enormous global community of like-minded educators. A great way to share professional development 5. Why I blog English Language Teachers Now BloggingVicki Hollett Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 6. Why I blog English Language Teachers Now BloggingAlex Case Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 7. Why I blog English Language Teachers Now BloggingNatasa Gojic Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 8. Why I blog English Language Teachers Now BloggingTamas Lorincz Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 9. The basics Each article is referred to as a post or a posting. Each article is categorized using tags. Newest posts are always seen first on the page. To review previous postings: use the search function, visit the archives or click on the tags at the bottom of each posting. 10. Number of Blogs / Time as a bloggerNumber of blogs Time as a blogger 6%9%less than 3mo.s6%22% 3 - 6 months 16 months - 1 year 22%1 - 2 years 2+3 - 5 yearsover 5 years35% Results based on poll of 32 edu-bloggers (not all ELT) 11. On getting started English Language Teachers Now BloggingLarry Ferlazzo Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 12. On getting started English Language Teachers Now BloggingNik Peachey Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 13. On getting started English Language Teachers Now BloggingShelly Terrell Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 14. On getting started English Language Teachers Now BloggingLindsay Clandfield on Burcu Akyols Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 15. Writing tips Do not only write about yourself - you're simply not that interesting. Write in simple sentences using common words. Blogging is not academia. Don't try to please or impress anyone stay yourself. Write as if you know your readers personally. 16. On blogging with students English Language Teachers Now Blogging Carla Arena Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 17. On blogging with studentsIve been blogging for three years , sinceJanuary 2006 when I met Webheads.My first blog was a class blog :http://endelvallesi.blogspot.com Ive uploaded a lot of different activities,from exercises to songs and games. My students enjoyed it and saw it was adifferent way of learning. Some of the posts take a topic developed inclass and encourage more work, some are forcritical thinking. Some of them are like doors to another blogsor wikis with school projects. Difficulties ? We havent got a goodcomputer lab. Most of our students do thiskind of homework at the weekends at homeor in the nearest cybercaf. It requires time, the little time we teachershave...but isnt it funnier than marking tests??(received via email)English Language Teachers Now Blogging Susana Canelo Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 18. On blogging with students English Language Teachers Now Blogging Burcu Akyol Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 19. On blogging with students English Language Teachers Now Blogging Illya Arnet-Clark Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 20. Why I blog English Language Teachers Now BloggingToby Crowley Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 21. Why I blog English Language Teachers Now BloggingGraham Stanley Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 22. On finding inspiration English Language Teachers Now BloggingAlex Case Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 23. On finding inspiration English Language Teachers Now BloggingJanet Bianchini Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 24. On writing great content English Language Teachers Now Blogging Siobhan Curious Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 25. On the effect on your career English Language Teachers Now Blogging Gavin Dudeney Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 26. On the effect on your careerThe internet offers everyone - from the mightiest corporationdown to the smallest lone operator - the same chance of attractingreaders.If you can use key words effectively, you can come up on the firstpage of a Google search, competing on a level playing field withthe likes of the BBC or the British Council.That's a great ego boost. But the "internet as democratiser" hasother benefits, apart from your pride.By writing blog posts and commenting on others, you connectwith other professionals.If you combine blogging with other free tools such as LinkedInand Twitter, you can join the "magic circle" of other bloggers,thought leaders and illuminaries. In short, an "unknown" can haveas much voice and prominence as the industry greats, and has asmuch chance of getting opinions and ideas heard along withtheirs.(via email) English Language Teachers Now Blogging Clare Whitmell Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 27. On stuff to know: RSS/ google reader English Language Teachers Now Blogging Karenne Sylvester English Language Teachers Blogging Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ KalinagoCarnival edited by Karenne Sylvester, Kalinago English Blog English 28. On stuff to know: widgets English Language Teachers Now BloggingAna Maria Mene Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 29. On stuff to know: images English Language Teachers Now Blogging Vicky Saumell Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 30. On attributing photographs Use creative commons licensed images Reference the photographer of the photos you use (edit html) = alt= "description" title="name of photo, photographer, source"e.g. alt="carnival" title="drum drama at Kelvingrove by werewegian flickr.com" This will show up on hover and shows you respect the photographer. 31. On embedding stuff into your blogTo embed slideshares & videos look for theshare option, click, copy the code in the box.Paste this into the edit html version of your blogposting.Change the width and height when necessary. 32. On stuff to know: blogrolls English Language Teachers Now Blogging Karenne Sylvester Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 33. On stuff to know: html English Language Teachers Now Blogging Shelly Terrell Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 34. html (see it's not so scary) writes boldwrites italics
puts a break or space between lines

puts something To add a link within a comment(adding to the conversation/ you embed in the middlereferencing an article etc): of your post

text you want to appear onthe page here 35. On stuff to know: SEO English Language Teachers Now BloggingAnne Hodgson Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 36. On stuff to know: urls http://myblog.com/2009/10/mypostingis always better thanhttp://myblog.com/2009/gen=?-view0p32WHY? If a regular reader tries to get back to a specific page on your blog she can find it again easily. Google recognizes the relationships between your url, keywords and the text within your posting. 37. On stuff to know: making money English Language Teachers Now Blogging Miracel Juanta on Nik Peacheys English Language Teachers Blogging Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ KalinagoCarnival edited by Karenne Sylvester, Kalinago English Blog English 38. On stuff to know: spamStandardized, Paid For,Insincere Crap IMPORTANT Most bloggers use a spam moderation filter to avoid these issues.AS A GENERAL RULE Typing urls into the comments on someone else's blog is SPAM.unless you are adding to/ contributing to/ continuing on the conversation & aresimply letting the blogger and her audience know where. 39. On stuff to know: micro-blogging English Language Teachers Now Blogging Neal Chambers Advice for bloggin newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English 40. On time Bloggers' time16 14 12 10864200 hrs