Techno-Klutz Meets the Blog
Ronda Y. Foust, Library Media Connection, January 2007
This bare bones commentary touches on the basic premises of blogging including the good, the bad, and how we can use them in schools. Most valuable was the list of blogs the author found interesting and the bibliography.
I enjoyed this as I felt the same way that Ronda did: curious but slightly ignorant. Luckily, there are several free sites (www.blogger.com, www.blogeasy.com and www.blogspot.com) that make creating a blog as easily as reading email.
What did I learn?
Ways to incorporate blogging into the curriculum are only as endless as your imagination. Don’t be afraid to be creative and take chances. Some ideas offered in the article include: students blogging book reviews – the best review receives a prize (i.e. $20 gift certificate); creative writing practice; dialogue catalysts; online note passing; outreach opportunities; and promoting literacy – custom to fit your community.
Check out these blogs for ideas:
Remember- hunting for good blogs can be time consuming. Check LM_Net for idea.