Thursday, January 28, 2010

What Students Think ... About Blogging!


On January 16, we announced our beginning work on collecting data from our Maine students on the use of blogging in their classrooms.

We began with Hattie Deraps' English classes.  As part of their mid-terms, students were asked to complete a survey as well as post reflections on the use of blogging on their school blogs.

Following are links to several student blogs with their reflection posted.  I am starting with 9th graders.  These students have had laptops - 1 to 1 - since 6th grade.

Thank you Hattie for giving your students voice.  

Who better to know how technology helps or hinders than those who use it?

Student Reflection #1:  The importance of audience and conventions.

Student Reflection #2:  The importance of audience and engagement.

Student Reflection #3:  The importance of audience and meta-cognition.

Student Reflection #4:  The importance of audience and being part of an audience for others =   
perspectives.

Student Reflection #5: The importance of audience and developing voice and awareness of self.

Student Reflection #6:  The importance of audience and being heard - when it is difficult to speak up in class!

Stay Tuned:)  More to come:) 

PS - take a look at the comments about typing:)


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