Here are examples of Blogs created by teachers and learners in Adult Education:

What is a Blog?


- Here is a short article about educational blogging - what it is, how it can be used, and what the benefits are for students.
http://supportblogging.com/Educational+Blogging

- 10 Ways you can use blogs to teach
http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/

-Mark Wagner's slides from a presentation at CUE 2008 about edublogging
http://beanedublogger.wikispaces.com/

-25 kinds of blogging and when to use them
http://www.slideshare.net/gofull/37589/1

-As an example, a blog by a technology mentor at a community college
http://injenuity.com/

Collections

- Huge list of education-related blogs from teachers, students, principals, and more
http://supportblogging.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers

- Collection of edubloggers from all over the world. Click on Adult Education in the tag cloud - it will make you realize that you are part of an international community!
http://edubloggerdir.blogspot.com/

– Teaching with blogs and wikis, from the Minnesota Literacy Council. Good collection of links. by Nima Salehi
http://www.themlc.org/blogs

ABE

– Linda Boice at Elk Grove uses her blog to post things for her students to read, and also has her students post their own writing
http://www.thesimplelife.us/

Math

– Lisa Robertson uses her blog to post math assignments and encourages students to comment on them. http://waemathlab.blogspot.com/ She also maintains a web site for her math class. http://sites.google.com/site/waemathlab/

Beginning ESL

– photos of jobs, Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
http://arlingtonhillsjobs.blogspot.com/

– photos as grammar prompts, Barry Bakin, Pacioma Skills Center, LAUSD, Division of Adult and Career Education
http://www.pacoimaesl.blogspot.com/

- photos, videos and audio, Diane Wallis, San Francisco City College
http://dianewallis.edublogs.org/

Intermediate ESL

- an Intermediate ESL teacher in Buffalo writes a daily blog post with questions for her students to respond to, and updates on class activities for those who miss class.

- more features for intermediate students, Barry Bakin, Pacioma Skills Center, LAUSD, Division of Adult and Career Education
http://www.intermediatelow.blogspot.com/

-slideshows, videos and other plug-ins featuring student projects, Eli Clark, MiraCosta Community College
http://elidinamarca.blogspot.com/

- Main blog with links to individual student blogs at English Center for International Women in Oakland
http://voicesfromtheenglishcenter.blogspot.com/

-lesson plans in MS Word and PDF forms, Dan Spalding from Oakland Adult and Career Education
http://danspalding.com/teaching.html

-Blog for the ESL Lab at San Diego CCD, Jim Brice
http://eslwithjim.edublogs.org/

Advanced ESL

-Beth Bogage's Advanced ESL class, San Diego Community College
http://ecc6.blogspot.com/

-Eli Clarke, MiraCosta Community College
http://elidinamarca.blogspot.com/

- Sandie Linn's Advanced ESL/ABE class, San Diego Community College
http://sandielinn.wordpress.com/

- Richard Blum's classes at Oakland Adult Ed
http://room101am.blogspot.com/
http://room101pm.blogspot.com/

- Diane Wallis, San Francisco City College
http://dwallis.edublogs.org/
http://alemany515.edublogs.org/
http://alemany630class.edublogs.org/

-Vanette Cooke, San Francisco City College
http://sanfranesl.blogspot.com/

– Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
http://evening6english.blogspot.com/

– Blog for adult migrant English program in Australia, St George College of TAFE, Sydney Institute, Australia; teacher Rosa
http://ourclass2006.blogspot.com/

- Rosa Ochoa, St George College, Sydney Institute of TAFE
http://ourclass08.blogspot.com/

VESL

- Kristi Reyes, MiraCosta Community College
http://mccvesl.blogspot.com/

Corrections

– BJB’s Blog: Communication class for inmates
http://voicesfromloysville.blogspot.com

- Gina Lobaccaro has created a blog for adult educators in Delaware. She is a prison educator, so she has a focus on corrections
http://daacepd.blogspot.com/

Adults with Disabilities

- Ira Socol writes a blog about assistive technology and many other aspects of education for people with disabilities and for all people
http://speedchange.blogspot.com/

Art

- Gardena-Carson Community Adult School Art Class
http://gardenacas.adultinstruction.org/page10.html

Citizenship

– Jennifer Gagliardi, Milpitas Adult Education
http://uscitizenpod.blogspot.com

– Malena Copeland, Santa Ana Community College
http://uscitizenship.podomatic.com/

Administrators and Coordinators


- Oakland Adult and Community Education uses this blog to communicate to staff about program planning, budget cuts and WASC accreditation preparation
http://oace.wordpress.com

- The Principal at Hayward Adult Education uses this blog to communicate with staff and the community regarding major budget cuts to the adult education program, and agency and community responses.
http://adulteducation-solutions.blogspot.com/

- ESL Program at North Orange County Community College District (Adult Education)
http://eslprogram.wordpress.com/

Program information from West Contra Costa Adult Education
http://wccae4u.wordpress.com/

- Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education - Director John Kerr maintains a blog to communicate with staff and the community
http://www.bpace.k12.ca.us/users/johnkerr/, and he has also established a blog site for each department
http://www.bpace.k12.ca.us/staffresources.html

- Martha Rankin, Newport Mesa USD Adult Ed
http://adultedmatters.wordpress.com/

- Melanie Wade, Fremont Adult School
http://facespace.wordpress.com/

- Yelana Zimon, Fremont Adult School
http://faseslnewsandviews.wordpress.com/

Professional Learning Communities

- Francisca Wentworth, Jefferson HSUSD, Adult Division
http://jeffersonadulted.wordpress.com/

Anthony Burik, Mt. Diablo Adult Education
http://anthonyburik.edublogs.org

Rob Jenkins, Rancho Santiago CCD, Orange County Adult Ed Teachers Network
http://teacherresource.wordpress.com/

Teacher Reflection

Barry Bakin's thoughts and reflection about adult education and technology
http://www.tech4esl.blogspot.com/

Marian Thacher: thoughts and reflections about adult education and technology
http://marianthacher.blogspot.com

Rick Kappra, San Francisco City College
http://rickinargentina2.blogspot.com/

Linda Boice, Elk Grove Adult and Community Education
http://www.thesimplelife.us/

Professional Development

Jan Jarrell’s blog on transitioning adult ESL students to college
http://collegetransitions.blogspot.com

Literacy | Tech, by Jeff Carter
http://literacytech.org/blog.html

Technology for the Adult Education Instructor (a community college in Illinois)
http://wccniuesl.blogspot.com/2006/11/abegedesl-general-information-websites.html

K12 Handhelds, Inc. provides schools with integrated solutions for mobile technology use in education
http://www.k12handhelds.com/mashups/

Student Blogs

Student Blogs

OTAN Demo Blog

http://otandemo.edublogs.org/
http://otandemo.wordpress.com

Tools

Blogger or Blogspot
https://www.blogger.com/start



This video can be found on You Tube on Offical Google Channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU4gXHkejMo&mode=related&search=

Edublogs (especially for educators)
http://edublogs.org/

WordPress (nice clean design, lots of widgets)
http://wordpress.com/

Here's a 45 min. video that explains how to start a blog using WordPress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWYi4_COZMU

21 Classes (made for classes of students to be linked together)
http://www.21classes.com/

Tumblr (for mini-blogging, short posts, lots of photos and video)
http://www.tumblr.com/

Twitter - social posting in 140 characters or less
http://twitter.com/home


Other

- Former ESL teacher and social Activist, Will Coley - http://aquifermedia.wordpress.com/