For Teachers: Educational Blogging

SupportBlogging is a great place to start if you’re interested in using blogs with your students—or if you have no idea what a blog is, and want to find out. Start with the link at the left, “What is Educational Blogging?”

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4 thoughts on “For Teachers: Educational Blogging”

  1. The quote:

    “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” By George Bernard Shaw is more true today than any time in the past.

    Just sending an e-mail to someone (or a web link) does not guarantee that they would receive it or read it.

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  2. Hi Stephan,

    Both you and Shaw are irrefutable here, but I’m not sure how those statements apply to blogs. The main feature of blogs—their interactivity—serves to mitigate the problem you speak of.

    For example: you know that I have received and read your comment, because I have responded to it. And others may, as well. That’s the beauty of blogs.

    For students, blogs offer a great venue for publishing their writing and then conversing with others about it. Whereas their immediate communities may be limited, on the web they have a much greater chance of making contact with others who have similar interests.

    Or did I miss your point?

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  3. Hi Eric:
    You did not miss my point. You have addressed the issue. Namely that successful communication can be assumed to have taken place only when there is an acknowledgement, which a blog of this type appears to do.

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