Thursday, February 23, 2012
on blogs and blogging
Just finished a great "webinar" seminar with Ed about blogging and teaching, the take home point of which was this: I've got so much to learn! (Thanks Cengage Learning for hosting.)
There were 40-50 folks in the webinar and it quickly became a rich forum for exchanging ideas about how to use blogging in the classroom, and how to use computers and the internet as teaching tools more generally. There are a lot of really talented teachers out there doing really great things. Many folks are having their students blog about their own research processes, about historical topics, about how current events relate to the past. Some folks shared their rubrics for how to grade blog entries. Others simply discussed really innovative teaching strategies.
I hope we can keep the conversation going here, so please let us know how you have used blogging in the classroom. Has tweeting worked? Could tweeting work? How do you assess students who do these kinds of assignments? What other strategies have you tried? Inquiring minds want to know! Please share your ideas.