Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I am a firm believer in allowing students to voice their opinions through an appropriate media with an appropriate but real audience. I also believe that educators can do the exact same thing. With educators being able to track their successes, failures, ideas, and suggestions from a different viewpoint on teaching that they can share with the education world.As an educator, I would use a personal blog that my students would be able to access for information, homework, a place where they may feel safer to discuss topics that were brought up in class, or a way to share what my class is doing with parents. The ways in which I may use a blog at the student level would be to create student written blogs that pertain to writing prompts that week, or a blog that tracks how students feel and what they are thinking while working on a project, or a place for students to appropriately express their feelings about their school day.I also think this would be a good way for students to build an online e-portfolio of their writing prompts and be able to comment on how they think they did and allow other classmates to appropriately offer encouragement, criticism and ideas.