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Just how popular is blogging?

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Popular enough for North Carolina to hold their own Science Blogging Conference. Now is it just me or is this the start of something? A state conference around blogging, and specific to a field like science.  How long before your state has a Educational Blogging Conference and is there such thing as a National or International Blogger Con? The cool thing about this is I just e-mailed the Science Blogging Conference wiki page to all my Science Teachers. What a resource! Might want to add a Science Blogger feed to your aggregator. 😉

(Via David Warlick)


I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. Hi Jeff
    You raise a good point about the momentum behind blogs and writing across the curriculum (I am expanding your focus on science here). I think this is very positive and would love to see our state move in that same direction, although I wonder how far along our teachers are.
    I am leading a blog project through the National Writing Project that connects middle school students in my area of Western Massachusetts through Weblogs and one of the components is a science community. Our students will be doing a shared experiment, sharing data collection and writing up reports for critique and comment, and then later, they will be working on a science-based fiction story project. We are also setting up a Math Challenge blog for our students.
    I am excited about these ideas that come from the teachers in the project, who are definitely NOT technology savvy but are slowly uncovering the potential in these new tools.
    Thanks for the Wiki link. Like you, I will be passing it along to others.


  2. Sounds great Kevin! You’ve got some great blogging projects going on there. Can’t wait to read about them! Keep me posted!


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