Monday, 30 July 2007

Sharing Student Blogs

Wanted to highlight Alison Cleary's comment sharing examples of student blogging. You can access Alison's Blog here as well as view some of her student blogs.

I can add links to your students' blogs in the blog roll in the sidebar if you like. This is a handy blog element as readers can access other blogs and links quickly rather than having to find them in an archived post...let me know Alison and thanks for sharing.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Texts that may be of Interest

As part of my own research I have recently come across three new publications which are very relevant to all that we have been discussing here.

Penrod, D. (2007). Using Blogs to Enhamce Literacy. USA: Rowan & Littlefield

Braun, L. (2007). Teens, Technology and Literacy; or why bad grammar isn't always bad grammar. USA: Greenwood Publishing

Richardson, W. (2006) Blogs, Wikis, POdcasts and other powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. USA: Corwin Press

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Blogging Tips

A big thanks to Lenva and Rachel for sharing examples of how they are using blogging with their students. I would recommend investing some time exploring the experiences of others and encourage you to ask them questions through this blog as it will assist us all in our thinking. This is a new way of teaching for many of us and it is invaluable to have the support of each other as we develop our understandings of these new pedagogies.

Also thanks to Alan for adding the article "Blogging Tips When Writing Content for your Blog Readers" to the list serv. I have also posted a copy of the article on the support wiki so it can be downloaded at anytime. This can be a useful strategy for sharing resources as not everyone may have picked up the article on the list.