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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Blogging in Education

This is my first experience of blogging. I had never even heard of the term until literally the third week of August of this year. I first heard of blogging because two of my friends are going to Europe and are using a Blog to journal their trip. Since they have been gone, I have visited their Blog many times to be kept up to date on their journey across seas.

I am finding this blogging experience to be quite interesting because I do not generally consider myself user friendly with respect to information technology. I have thought of myself as having a very basic knowledge of computers and use of the internet and email. However, since I have made my own blog I am feeling like I have a new found self esteem! I never really understood how easy it can be to discover and utilize new technologies. I have always had the opinion that computer stuff is so difficult and that I would never be able to do it.

Now that I have a new impression about another way in which, as a teacher, I could incorporate computers and the internet into my teaching, I will be quite happy to try it with a drama class, for instance.

I would think that it may be intersting for High School Drama students to journal their progress throughout a semester of drama using a Blog. Drama is one of those subjects where journaling success isn't uncommon. It might be interesting to post those entries on a blog instead of hand writing them. I could give little assignments where a response could be posted under a different title. This would make journaling, a part of the class generally disliked by students, interesting and may also boost thier confidence in using technology as it has for me!

This may also give the students a chance to feel unthreatened to communicate with his/her peers. We may be able to set up chat boxes where the students may be able to communicate ideas and gice helpful hints or opinions about certain aspects of the class. Blogging may also be helpful because it is a published work that looks very "professional". This visual aspect of a Blog may aid in giving the students pride in their work. I know I am going to give my blogging address to my parents for them to look over!


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At 6:12 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Hi Krystal:
A good beginning.

One advantage is that I can view and comment on your blog from a house in Edmonton using my laptop and a nearby wireless signal.

One disadvantage is the unsolicited spam comments.

Take care.


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