Virtual School Meanderings

June 25, 2017

EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom

Starting tomorrow, for the next seven weeks I will once again be teaching a course entitled EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom through Boise State University as a part of their Department of Educational Technology. This is the seventh time I have taught the course. During this period I will continue to maintain this blog as I always do, but I will also use this space as a part of the course as well – as a way to model blogging in education.

As I blog for this course I will use the tag EDTECH537 and each entry will have “EDTECH537 -” in the entry title (note that the course number prior to 2014 was EDTECH597, so you’ll need to use that tag to see the legacy entries from those semesters).

For those who may be curious, the description for this course is:

EDTECH 537: Blogging in the Classroom
Focuses on the use of blogs in education, including creating and maintaining blogs, using RSS readers and microblogging. Students will examine the nature and purpose of blogging, types of blog entries, blog promotion, disclosure guidelines, and building a blogging community.

So beginning tomorrow, I’ll post the first week’s message for my students.

May 31, 2017

Statistics for May 2017

This entry is being posted back-dated.

This month there were 4,635 hits from 2,504 different visitors different visitors.  This is within 100 hits and 100 visitors from March, and up about 500 hits and 500 visitors from the previous month.  The hits were also up about 1500 hits and 100 visitors from May 2016.

The top ten entries over the past 30 days include:

  1. We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
  2. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  3. Student Holiday Notice
  4. Special Offer For Your Family From K12
  5. MindShare Learning Report – May Top 10 News Stories in Canadian Edtech
  6. Review – Frog Dissection
  7. FLVS And Web 2.0
  8. Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
  9. Introducing Our New Social Media Course at FLVS
  10. What’s Trending in Online Education?

Traffic for these, and other entries, came from the following sources:

  • Search Engines
    • Google Search
    • Bing
    • Yahoo Search
    • myway.com
    • Baidu
    • Ask.com
    • Google Image Search
    • mysearch.com
  • WordPress.com Reader
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/school-technology/
  • linkedin.com
  • android-app
  • app.criticalmention.com
  • pinterest.com
  • in.pinterest.com
  • Google+

Since so much traffic was generated by search engines, here are the top search terms.

  • write a notice on declaring a holiday
  • notice for holiday in school
  • notice of holuday the student
  • appup plus sup
  • holiday notice for school students
  • sample of individual education program for student with reading disability
  • is ace curriculum accredited
  • how to respond to we missed out at the event
  • http://www.motco.ict.blogsport
  • sorry you missed our webinar
  • holodays notice for students
  • what does school of tomorrow mean
  • review of related literature in k-12
  • digitalsmith@clear.net.nz
  • notice writing on holidays
  • write a notice on school holidays
  • https://virtualschooling.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/job-ad-virtual-school-program-manager/
  • notice for holiday to students
  • theses topics in educational technology
  • school of tomorrow is the work of

With the exception of those searching for the School of Tomorrow and the ACE curriculum, the rest were probably disappointed.

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site (which still does generate some traffic)…

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May 29, 2017

Virtual School Meanderings Blog in Feedspot Top 75 Educational Technology Blogs

From a slow Memorial Day of blogging…

Hi Michael,

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Virtual School Meanderings has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Educational Technology Blogs on the web.

http://blog.feedspot.com/educational_technology_blogs/

I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Educational Technology Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Also, you have the honor of displaying the following badge on your blog. Use the below code to display this badge proudly on your blog.

Best,
Anuj

March 31, 2017

Statistics for March 2017

This entry is being posted back-dated.

This month there were 4,611 hits from 2,466 different visitors different visitors.  This is within 100 hits and 100 visitors from the previous month.  The hits were also consistent with March 2016, but the number of different visitors was down about 500 from one year ago.

The top ten entries over the past 30 days include:

  1. We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
  2. Student Holiday Notice
  3. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  4. FLVS And Web 2.0
  5. Special Offer For Your Family From K12
  6. Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
  7. The History Of K-12 Online Education???
  8. Stand Together Against DeVos for Education Secretary – Wear Red for Public Ed on Wednesday
  9. Review – Frog Dissection
  10. AERA 2017 Annual Meeting Paper Upload and Final Program Changes

Traffic for these, and other entries, came from the following sources:

  • Search Engines
    • Google Search
    • Bing
    • Yahoo Search
    • myway.com
    • Baidu
    • Ask.com
    • Google Image Search
    • mysearch.com
  • WordPress.com Reader
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • linkedin.com
  • teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/school-technology/
  • pinterest.com
  • android-app
  • in.pinterest.com
  • educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/top-10-educational-technology-blogs-for.html

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site (which still does generate some traffic)…

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February 28, 2017

Statistics for February 2017

This entry is being posted back-dated.

It seems I didn’t post a statistics entry for January 2017.  So in December 2016 there were 4,150 hits to this blog from 1,937 different visitors.  In January 2017 there were 7,448 hits to this blog from 4,952 different visitors.  This was a significant increase from previous months – as all 2016 I was averaging between 3,000 to 5,000 hits each month.

In February 2017 it was back down to normal, with 4,633 hits from 2,543 different visitors.

I’m still not able to access the old statistics page, so it is difficult to pull out the normal individual statistics that I often post.

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site (which still does generate some traffic)…

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