Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On Blogging

  • What makes a good blog?

  • I think "good" might be in the mind of the blogger. If you are blogging about something you are passionate about, for you it is a good blog. Chances are there will be others who feel the same way. I think a good blog should have correct spelling and be straight forward. Don't mess it up with "bells and whistles" that don't enhance what you are trying to say.

  • How could a blogs enhance your classroom?

  • A blog could enhance my classroom by "knocking down the walls" and allowing students (and their teacher) be more self-reflective learners. Collective knowledge and encouragement could be shared and self-directed learning might be more likely. In a classroom setting, some students might be reluctant to share their thinking or opinion, but a blog might allow the reluctant speaker to open up. At the very least, I would have a peek into the mind of all of my students, not just the ones who were called on in class.

  • Are blogs an easier way for people to self-publish?

    Absolutely. It is free and available almost anywhere. It might not get a lot of readers and it would be hard to make money on it, but the main purpose of a blog is not to make money, but to share your ideas and experiences with a group of like-minded people (or relatives).
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