- Expect fear and mistakes.
- Give them examples, clear guidelines (at least to start), and feedback. All without being too restrictive...
- You need a reader and a system to check the blogs.
- Protect students.
- It's about the proces, they need to find an "in", allow them ownership (http://wwwh2011-12.blogspot.com/2011/12/blogosphere.html).
- Be amazed.
Blogger as a Notebook
- safe place to keep notes
- turn in assignments
- summary class, notes, and homework
|Student blogs as safe place to collect notes.|
http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-i-want-students-to-blog.html and http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/2010/06/more-on-why-i-want-students-to-blog.html
|Student blogs as a class summary and homework reminder.|
Blogger as Reflections and/or a Journal
- connections to the content
- connections to the to other classes
- connections to the the outside world
|Student blog as a reflection on the content, learning and the learning process.|
Blogger as Project(s)
- in character writing
- allow for creative/flexible space
- showoff work to the outside world