Will Richardson gives us some great advice on how to start up a Weblog. First of all, start small. Don't get caught up in trying to do too much too soon. Rome wasn't built in a day and a good blog takes time. Like most computer based technology the More you use the technology, the more proficient you become. Teachers should achieve some level of mastery before attempting to introduce a blog into the classroom.
Student safety must be a priority, especially in this ever expanding digitally integrated world. Web 2.0 is bringing the world together, but that also means we have to be vigilant about keeping our students identities private. Will Richardson gives us a step by step method for creating a weblog and how to add content. The chapter on weblogs gets us started, but it is up to us to take it to the next level and discover what else a weblog can be used for.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I'm amazed at how popular blogging has become. I first heard about blogs a few years ago and didn't pay close attention to it. Through our readings in class I have discovered how much more there is to a blog. I had thought a blog was just a glorified message board. It is much more than that. As a future teacher, I can use a blog to communicate with my students and my students will be able to give me feedback. I am looking forward to learning more.