Tuesday, November 29, 2005


1.How would or could you use blogs within your classrooms?
Blogs can be used to incourage student interaction in the classroom without students feeling intimidated about speaking in front of the class. This could allso be helpful when students are working on group projects, and when studying for exams.

2.How do you see using blogs impacting students reading and writing abilities?
Using blogs is a more interesting and exciting way to increase reading and writing skills, rather than using work books, or essays. Not only will it be more interesting, but it will also at the concept of typing into the curiculum, which is something that everyone should know how to do.

3.What are some of your concerns, excitements, worries, and other thoughts about having your students interacting with and reading/using blogs?
One of my major concerns is that once students are able to access posting sites like this they are able to harrass one another without revealing their idenity. This could hurt many people, and it does happen. Another concern would be that students can, instead of reading or doing their assignments they can just read other peoples responses. This can lead to not learning.

4.Did you find any really great blogs that you want to share with us? What made them great or seem to be valuable or reliable?
I did not find anything great, but I have used a system like this in the past (webct) and it did increase my learning in a lecture class, and kept me involved.