Blogging in Class
I guess I'm the first to start! I'm looking forward to seeing what people have to say. I LOVE writing and really enjoy helping students discover the joys of writing - how powerful it can be when you convey your thoughts via the tool of writing.
I just started a Blog for my MG/Enrichment class. We only get to meet once a week for 45 minutes. I thought blogging could be good way for us to stay connected and to help keep the momentum when we're not meeting.
So far, I've gotten great responses! Only 2 of the students have posted - we're still working out the kinks! - and their posts have been great. I'm going to use it both in class - some students blogging while others work in groups - as well as out of class. (If I can get the log-in situation worked out. I'm using kidblog - I think that's it - and I need to iron out how kids would log in without me logging in with the "master" class log-in.)
I think this is a great way for students to express themselves and get into discussions with each other. Have any of you used blogging? What other resources have you uses?
I'd love to hear from people!!!