Teachers use blogs as an educational tool
| Nov 17, 2010
Teachers are increasingly using social media tools like blogging in their classrooms. At the Hillcrest Intermediate School in the Norwin School District, for example, students would learn about a subject, such as a geological disaster, and then write in their class blog about what they had learned. Edublogs.com, an Australia-based company that provides blogging software for schools, now hosts 600,000 student and teacher blogs around the world, and classblogmeister.com, created by education consultant David Warlick, has been used by more than 250,000 users in 90 countries.
Warlick says, "The power of classroom blogging is that students are not merely writing to their teachers, what they think the teacher wants to read, and only for a grade. They are writing with the knowledge that at least their classmates will be reading what they are writing and responding to what they are writing." Read the full article by Amy Crawford at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review online.