I think using blogs within the classroom is an excellent idea. They could be extremely useful for the students and the teachers. In the video a student made a comment about how his mom and sister commented on his blog! I think this is great. What an excellent way to get the entire family involved in a students learning network. Parents will be able to be updated with exactly what their child is learning in the classroom. Student blogs will also be beneficial for the teacher. Teachers could assign assignments daily, and can see whether or not the student understands the material taught. Students will be able to communicate with one another about assignments, projects, and other things when they are not in the classroom. Students can also comment on peers blogs about what they think has been posted; like grammar mistakes, misspelling, sentence structure etc. Blogging can also be helpful when students are sick and aren’t in class. They can follow the class blog and other student’s blog throughout the day to stay up to date with the material they are missing.
Ms. Cassidy’s class looks like they have learned so much from blogging. In a way I feel the same! I have learned so much in EDM 310. Ms. Cassidy is doing an excellent job in preparing her students for the future. Technology is growing more and more every day and technology is something that I feel is very important. The Skype interview between Ms. Cassidy and Dr. Strange was very interesting. She brought up a lot of good points. I really enjoyed watching it. I am very excited about one day using technology in my classroom, and teaching technology to my students so they are equipped with what they need to succeed in the future.