There is More to Blogging with Your Students There is more to blogging with your students than simply creating a blog and starting to copy and paste work, that traditionally was done on a paper journal or worksheet in the classroom, into that digital space.
Blogging is about quality and authentic writing in digital spaces with a global audience in mind, observing digital citizenship responsibilities and rights, as one documents, reflects, organizes and makes one’s learning and thinking visible and searchable. Not a small endevour… but worth it in the end… 20 Best Blogs in Instructional Technology. Summer Blogging Challenge. Cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cambodia4kidsorg There are a ton of “challenges” out there about blogging daily or 30 blog posts in a month and I think they are absolutely great for many.
That being said, with summer here for many of us on this side of the world, I am not an advocate of staying connected the entire break. It is great to start some habits over the summer that will continue on into the school year, but it is important that people have an opportunity to recharge their batteries, spend time with family and friends, and just enjoy themselves. So What Has Changed Since I Started Blogging and Tweeting? The first PHSprincipalBlog (changed to Director 4/1/2009) post was on 9/18/2007. (332 posts overall)I have been using Twitter for 4 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, 1 day, 4 hours, 54 minutes, 7 seconds starting on Nov. 29, 2007 according to My activity on my blog as well as on Twitter have diminished as of late.
I still find an incredible amount of value/entertainment by engaging in the online discussions, I just find it harder to make time to write and send out 140 character tidbits. My participation in these discussions has ebbed and flowed over the past four years and I am sure I will get more bursts of blogging energy.