In March my class took up the Student Blogging Challenge. This was my first challenge and really my entry into blogging as I had signed up for an edublog a year earlier but never worked on it. The experience was a learning curve for me and my students. I had a small class of just 21 students 5 were on an informal IEP and 1 was on a formal IEP. It was a level playing field of learning as I was learning things the night before, explaining mechanics to students and students would be doing the same…..we were all ‘newbies’ but it was such a CALLABORATIVE process ~ Amazing.
So I issued my class a challenge of continuing with blogging over the summer. I made one post (now two – class starts next week). I went through my list of students from last year and 9 out of 21 students blogged this summer. I am totally impressed that they did this. I had little faith that anyone would continue. I am sorry for doubting them.
I ran across some ideas as to why students should blog. After going back and seeing that on their own students continued to blog – I agree that it is an adventure I am willing to take with students.
Here are the articles (let’s see if I can remember how to link 🙂 )
Looking forward to a great year!