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General Topics => Blogs for Computer-Mediated Language Learning => Topic started by: Randall Sadler on February 18, 2006, 12:21:36 PM

Title: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: Randall Sadler on February 18, 2006, 12:21:36 PM
Please reply to this message with your Blog related links.  When you post the link, please tell us what the link is for.  Make it a bit like a mini critical review (see the "Critical Reviews of Technology" topic on the main page).  In other words, don't just post a link and say "check it out!"  Instead, tell us about the link.  Is it for a product, a website, a research paper?  How could you use it for CMC language learning?  We look forward to seeing you links!!
Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: Julieta on February 20, 2006, 12:00:53 AM
Hi all,

While doing my first critical review, I came across this website, which I thought was interesting because it is devoted to blogging and its applications in TESOL: Besides a definition of blogs, and what you can do with them, there are plenty of interesting links to articles, ideas for teaching and statistics.

Enjoy ;D!

Julie  8)

Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: baburhan on March 06, 2006, 05:33:58 AM
Hi all,

I am sending some websites that I came across during my search....

Have a nice day...
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Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: hatime on March 06, 2006, 06:04:50 AM
you can make your own blog and this page give you the step by step procedure
you can find the sample blogs by categor/type/country.I think we can give clear ideas to our students what blog is, how one can have is/her own blogs.

links related to Blogs in ESL/EFL classes:
It helped me a lot to understand how we can use Blogs in ESL classes and you can find articles about the activities, how they are put into practice and the aim in using Blogs (esp. I liked the second article, which gave me ideas about assigning activities through Weblogs)
here are the Blogs for ESL teachers, dictioanries,quizes,other kinds of sources..enjoy it

Hatime ;)
Title: Blogging Software
Post by: Ali Fuad on March 08, 2006, 04:09:36 AM
:: Blogging software ::

Edublogs :
Free open-source blogs for education professionals

Pivot :
Free blogging software

SixApart :
Makers of popular blogging software including TypePad, Movable Type and LiveJournal
Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: Ali Fuad on March 08, 2006, 04:56:33 AM
How to Write a Better Weblog by Dennis A. Mahoney (Turkish version of that article)
Title: RSS-Related Weblinks
Post by: Ali Fuad on March 08, 2006, 10:40:12 AM
RSS-Related Weblinks

A Tutorial about RSS

RSS Feed Creation Tool
Easily create, edit and publish rss feeds. New RSS feeds can be quickly and easily created with FeedForAll. Advanced features enable you to create professional looking rss feeds quickly. Existing RSS feeds can be repaired and enhanced with FeedForAll. RSS feeds generated by other means can be automatically repaired, so that they conform to the RSS 2.0 specification. Existing feeds can be enhanced to contain advanced feed properties.

Active Web Reader
Simply add all your favorite feed URLs and keep yourself updated without having to visit the web-sites again. Active Web Readerís intuitive tab based interface makes it easy to view and read your feeds. It is like reading off a web-browser with easy navigation. You can also select from a number of styles to display the feeds and make reading them a pleasure.

FeedDemon enables you to quickly read and gather information from hundreds of web sites - without having to visit them.

Enables you to view RSS/ATOM/RDF feeds from different sites directly in Internet Explorer. You can even set your Home Page to show favorite feeds. Feed Scout is a plug-in for Internet Explorer, so you won't have to learn anything except for how to press 2 new buttons on Internet Explorer toolbar

Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: Randall Sadler on March 08, 2006, 11:43:59 AM

Nice links!  I"ve tried out feed demon and found it to be pretty good too. The one I mentioned in class for writing RSS feeds is Podcast RSS Buddy.  It is free to try, but if you want to use it for an extended period it costs $19 US.: (
Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: shanson1 on March 11, 2006, 10:26:20 PM
I just wanted to add a note about the Fox News blog that Baburhan mentioned.  Those of you not in the U.S. (and maybe those of you who ARE in the U.S. but don't watch TV much) might not know that Fox News is generally recognized to be biased toward the right politically, and is also generally thought of as being a less rigorous news channel than some of our other national news stations.

I hope I succeeded in pointing this out without revealing my own political bias too much.   :)
Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: Jaskayahaira on March 02, 2010, 08:33:51 AM
Here is a page that contain a list of the top 100 language blogs during 2009. (
Title: Re: Post your Blog related links here
Post by: linzhou2 on February 06, 2014, 11:41:23 AM (

Hello all,
This is my technology kit. I created this blog last summer while I was doing an online course. The content in the blog is most related to ESL teaching and technology tools that ESL teachers could use to enhance their teaching.