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A sampling of teacher and instructional-technology Web logs for becoming familiarized with K-12 blogging:

Weblogg-ed by Will Richardson, Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, N.J.

Edublog Insights by Anne P. Davis, in the information-technology division at Georgia State University’s college of education, in Atlanta.

Educational Weblogs by Albert Delgado, a teacher at Chicago’s Whittier Elementary School.

Blog of Proximal Development by Konrad Glogowski, Fern Hill School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Selected classroom blogs:

BlogWrite by students at J.H. House Elementary School in Conyers, Ga.

Excellence and Imagination by students of Clarence Fisher, the Joseph H. Kerr School, Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada.

This Digital Life written by Web-design students of Matthew J. Clausen at Willard Alternative High School, Missoula, Mont.

AP Calculus AB by students of Darren Kuropatwa, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate School, Manitoba, Canada.

English Literature 12 by James M. Nelson, Duncan Christian School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Web sites geared toward classroom blogging:

Weblogger.com, a popular K-12 blog-hosting service using Manila content-management software.

Learnerblogs.org by James Farmer, a college lecturer and online education consultant in Melbourne, Australia.

Classblogmeister.com, by David Warlick, the Landmark Project, a Web development/consulting firm in Raleigh, N.C.

SchoolBlog by ePALS Classroom Exchange Inc. in Easton, Conn.

Movable Type by Six Apart Ltd., in San Francisco, Calif.

Sites that provide blogging tools:

• To add photos: www. flickr.com

• To add bookmarks: http://del.icio.us

• To combine all Web content on one page: www.SuprGlu.com

• To subscribe, via Really Simple Syndication, to other blogs: www.bloglines.com

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