Blogs (weblogs) are a great social media tool to communicate with the world, publish your work, and to interact with people around the world. According to Technorati.com (which is the Google of blogs), there are currently over 112.8 million blogs in the world today.
A blog is like your own personal soapbox from which you can shout your message out into the world. You can blog about anything: your cats, your life, or your hobbies. However, the best part about blogging is that if you generate interesting content, you can attract people who want to read your stuff. It’s the ultimate in self-publishing.
So, it makes sense that teachers are exploring ways to safely bring blogging into the classroom. Publishing work online in a blog gives students an authentic reason for writing. Continue reading “Blogging in the Classroom”