Sunday, November 9, 2014

I have actually used blogs in the classroom.  When I taught middle school, I would make it a requirement that students respond to a question that I would post regarding a learning objective. I found it useful, as it was a unique way to check for understanding while using technology.  I think my students enjoyed it.  Blogs could also be used in the classroom as a tool to get to know one another.  Feeling safe in a classroom is important. A lot of the time, teachers do not allow students to talk.  A blog could be a great way for students to get to know each other without a big disruption in the classroom. Depending on the subject of the blog, students might realize that they have commonalities that they might not have realized.  It could be a wonderful classroom building tool, especially for shy students.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with what you said about feeling safe in a classroom. It not only allows for the child to feel more comfortable communicating and asking questions, but it also allows for exploration and occasional failure (which always leads to learning). When it's ok to fail, it's ok to find new ways to learn.