Bud the Teacher has posted a great idea for blogging workshop opening activity. He posted the activity as an untested idea, so I’ll be checking back on his site to see if the activity actually proved an effective way to make visible the interactivity of the read/write web.
A quote from Classroom Blogging: “It’s simple! Literacy is about communicating. It is about reading and writing. Blogging is about communicating. It is about reading and writing. Literacy = Communication (reading + writing) Blogging = Communication (reading + writing) Blogging = Lieteracy
I’ve just ordered Will Richardson’s book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts. In the meantime I’m catching up with Will via his recent podcast with Alan November. Good stuff!
This year’s CUE featured a number of sessions on blogging. I walked in on Bernie Dodge’s session just in time to hear him mention a white paper on the value of students blogging: Learning with Weblogs: An Empirical Investigation. Here’s a summary I gleaned from Hernandez-Ramos’ blog entry: The study investigates the impact of weblog [...]
Many thanks to Edublogs.org for providing teachers with free spaces for exploring the blogosphere. Given the growing bad press given to MySace and other blogs that our students are flocking to with little regard for the do’s and don’ts of electronic writing, I am in search examples and evidence (both anecdotal and empirical) that supports the use [...]