This is the first time I have ever sat down and read a bunch of blogs. It was so interesting to see how different they can be in terms of the content, the writer, and the reader.
I chose my first 3 blogs based on the topic. The first one was Why I don’t assign homework. Other people clearly found the topic interesting as well because there were over 300 comments which I thought was pretty amazing. I loved seeing the back and forth conversation of the readers. Next I read Is this SSR 2.0, another interesting topic with great dialogue. I loved seeing how one teacher’s idea could reach a whole audience around the world. Even though she was writing for strangers her tone was if she was writing to people she knew. I was curious to read $2 Interactive Whiteboard, again because the topic intrigued me. It was interesting to see how she linked to a video in her blog.
I chose my last 2 blogs because I wanted to see how blogs could be used in the classroom with young children. I looked at What Did we learn? which was 4th graders responses to reading Trumpet of the Swan. I loved that instead of writing a book report that only the teacher sees, these students were sharing their ideas with the entire class. Last I read 2nd graders Write About Our Missing Duck. What a fun creative writing assignment and I thought it was great that the children’s inventive spelling was not edited. I guess you are never to young to blog!