Binnacle, from French bitacle, it’s a kind of wardrobe used in maritime life. It is an instrument that is attached to the deck, near the helm and the nautical needle and that facilitates navigation in unknown oceans.

In ancient times, this contraption used to include a notebook (the logbook) where the navigators related the development of their trips to record everything that happened in it and the way in which they had been able to solve the problems. This notebook was kept in the log, it was protected from storms and climatic events because it served as a reference book when faced with the vicissitudes of the trip.

With the weather, the notion of a blog became associated almost exclusively with that of a logbook (for example: “The sighting of the island was narrated in detail in the captain’s log”) and spread to other areas.


A log can be a journal or notebook.

The log as a diary

A blog is currently a notebook or publication that allows a written record of various actions to be kept. Your organization is chronological, which facilitates the review of the annotated content. Scientists often develop logs during their investigations to explain the process and share their experiences with other specialists.

Blogs achieved great fame from the development of the weblogs or blogs, which are virtual blogs that are published in Internet. Blogs collect information of all kinds and can be written by one or more authors. This type of blog usually accepts the participation of readers through comments and opinions.

The photolog or flogOn the other hand, it is a blog that is based on the publication of images and comments of little length.

Project notebook

The concept can also be found linked to certain work or research projects and represents a notebook where the progress and results of a certain study or work are reported; it includes hypotheses, observations, ideas, data, obstacles that may arise in the course of the investigation. It is mostly used for school projects, subject planning and educational content.


Blogs are digital journals.

It is organized in chronological form, in such a way that as progress is made in the project, the results are reflected in the notebook in order to have a clear follow-up of all the work carried out. In a blog of this type, all the conditions in which the project has been developed must be recorded.

As with legal acts, pages cannot be pulled out; if you make a mistake in writing or whatever, it should be done a call with a typo explaining it. This is done in this way because it is considered that what at one time can be considered wrong in the future can serve to solve the same or another problem.

Parts of a log as an organizational element

A blog is made up of several parts, they are:

* Cover page (the first sheet that includes the name of the school and the data of said institution, the name of the project and the data of those who participate in it);
* Table of Contents (An index is presented with the various activities that will be included in the blog; it is completed as the project progresses, for which several blank sheets should be left after the cover);
* Procedures (Each member of the team is expressing their ideas and results freely so that everyone can consult what was exposed or investigated by others);
* Bibliography (Includes references to content that has helped team members in the investigation and that help clarify certain parts of what is included in the blog).