Friends. On Sunday night, #1stchat had an awesome open chat. I was able to connect and ask some questions about student blogging. I was so inspired! Thank you for sharing your insights and ideas with everyone.
So I've been thinking. I process new things a lot before I jump in and try, especially if I have the choice. Thanks for just acknowledging that. It's part of who I am.
Tonight, I'd like to share with you where I'm at, and ask a few questions about students who blog. And I would love your feedback, if you would be so kind to give it.
What I Know:
I have loved blogging personally and with my dear friend, Annie. What a release for me as I process teaching, especially writing. I feel like my writing block has improved since I have started blogging and writing on a regular basis.
There are many reasons why I should blog with my students. Included, but not limited to: the voice it gives the students, the audience, the authenticity, the connections, the skills being practiced in both writing and technology. I've been thinking about all of these. A Lot.
I think I have a plan so students will have an opportunity to blog a couple times a week. How does blogging fit into your schedule?
What change did you notice in your students as writers after they started blogging?
Are there any of you who wished you hadn't started a student blog? Why?
Again, thanks for any feedback you are willing to give me. This post has helped me clear some thoughts out of my head so I can move on!