Will Richardson’s Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts is a great resource for new and veteran teachers. Organizationally speaking, Richardson breaks his book into logical “chunks” of knowledge to be easily utilized and understood. His third chapter, “Weblogs: Get Started!” is a great example of his easy-to-understand discourse of the blogosphere.
As a future teacher, I hope to use blogs within my classroom as an information tool to connect the classroom with student’s home lives. One concern I have as a teacher is keeping parents, students, and myself on the same page, so to speak, about what is going on in the classroom. Blogging allows that conversation to happen at any time of day, which I think would help bring parents virtually into the classroom. In addition, that would also allow students’ work to be viewed by parents and visitors to the classroom, opening the four walls of the classroom to the world.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I was thinking last Wednesday night on the drive home from class that I was really happy I could sleep in until 8 the next morning. This train of thought led to me consider some of my other cohorts' positions. I do not have a family to take care of, a full time job to go to, or several schedules to attempt to satisfy while many of our peers do. I just wanted to say well done to all of you who are able to balance your work, school, and personal life in order to be in this program. I'm greatly impressed and cannot begin to imagine how difficult it might be at times. :)
Posted by Danielle French at 12:19 PM