Teaching with Blogs
Barb was disappointed today about students' language on the blog. I have to tell you I've been impressed by what I read tonight. One student posted in her blog her self-initiated writing. She said that she doesn't often share her writing, but she was proud of this and wanted to share it. This kind of "work" was unsolicited by the teacher. The student really put herself out there by blogging about the death of her father, and there were two comments from one blogger. One comment said the piece was really long, the other comment said it was time consuming to read. I have never posted on the blog, but I couldn't help it. I just felt like I had to post--through her a lifeline. I just moved from participant-observer to active participant--at least for one post.