Each day now a few more students have sent their addresses, and I have added them to the class blog roll for us to have access to each others blogs. I checked on some of the blogs as I created the blog roll for the class and found that at least two students have commented on their classmates’ blogs. I also sense more comfort with blogging with this class since two students are posting on blogs they have already created.
I like Patricia’s comment about her evolution of assignments. I am using blogs as an extension of the classroom with the original impetus coming from topics suggested in the textbook. The textbook encourages journals, but I have not had success with journals. I think I have not done a good job with blogs in giving them more of a context than this is an opportunity to write without a grade before we get to the graded assignments. Let’s practice.
I am trying something new in that this time I am writing on some of the same topics along with them. I posted my first post on the class blog tonight. I await the results.
Nancy, I put the link above if you or anyone else wishes to go to the class blog page and follow the links to the students’ blogs.