Saturday, June 18, 2011

Have You Tumbled Upon Tumblr?

Tumblr is an easy-to-use blogging site that is fast becoming popular among teens and pre-teens who are blogging on their own time. Check Tumblr's About page. Also, review the page, Why Everyone Loves Tumblr. Listen to David Karp, Tumblr's founder, talk about Tumblr:

Blogger is just as popular, if not more so, but it's the ease of use and many visual effects on Tumblr that make the site appealing to new bloggers.
If you are not blogging with one of these sites, what site do you use? If you are not blogging at all, what are you waiting for?
Here's a blog post by one educator,Kim Cofino, who sees blogging as way for students to showcase their accomplishments: Blogs as Showcase Portfolios. She includes in her post links to parts of her students' showcase portfolios. Do you agree with Kim that blogging is a way for students to showcase their self-reflection, accomplishment of goals, and progress? Would you consider using blogging with students,  or do you already? If so, do you recommend it to others?


Meghan said...

I never really knew what tumblr was until watching and reading this post. A lot of my friends use tumblr, and I have always been confused about what it really is. Now I understand how broad this site is, and how you can basically share any type of information any way you want! I love how personal tumblr pages can be. I guess that was why I was so confused because there was not a set format for each tumblr (such as a twitter page, or facebook page). I love that tumblr is dedicated in making their site as easy as possible to use and share information on, so everyone can use it!
I think that this is a great resource for anyone trying to express themselves through electronic means. I especially love how other tumblr users can directly take information from other friend's tumblrs and add them to their own pages.
I think this could be a great tool in any classroom, since it can be used in so many different ways!

Chuck said...

I don't know why I don't blog yet! I think it is because I do not have the time to dedicate to a blog yet. I don't want it to be updated once a month, but at least weekly. I will hopefully have more time available soon, but the blog could turn into an addiction for me easy!

WIth tumblr, I have heard about it, but never really knew or experienced what it was until I saw this video. I like how it is designed to be easy for everyone. The cool function I like is that instead of people writing comments if they like your blog post, they reblog it. This reminds me of the same function of a retweet. With relating tumblr to twitter, you can also relate twitter to facebook as with tweets and status updates or wall posts. It seems to me like a lot of social media sites are finally becoming almost the same type of vehicle, comparing them to cars, where they all get you to your social media destination, but you get different options and upgrades with the platform you want to use.

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