Sunday, July 26, 2009
Why teachers in schools should be blogging
Thanks to Chenoa, I went and had a closer look at the above video clip about why teachers in schools should be blogging. Having a teenage daughter myself, I could relate to the comments made about how our teenagers are coming home from school and going on line, seemingly doing a whole lot of stuff all at once. It truly amazes me, the speed at which they can switch from one thing to another. Having only just recently embraced the wonderment and excitement of modern technology myself, I now get a sense of why students 'power down' when they get to school.
Blogging could certainly make it easier for us as teachers. We could post resources, lessons and homework to students on a regular basis. We could use blogs to keep parents up-to-date on class happenings throughout the year and, as we all know, reflecting and sharing our ideas with colleagues is good teaching practice.
As for the students themselves, blogs could allow for the sharing of schoolwork with peers, parents, and others while also collaborating on class projects and receiving important feedback from others.
The other exciting thing for me was actually being able to embed the clip into my blog site for those of you who would like to take a look. Too easy.
Blogger in the classroom. Retrieved July 26th, 2009, from http://www.infinitethinking.org/stuff/Blogger.pdf/
Why teachers in the classroom should be blogging. Retrieved July 26th, 2009, form http://vids.edublogs.org/2008/04/19/collaborative-video-making/