I want to expand my understanding of blogging as an educational tool. I thought this group might be a great way to learn?!
I am thinking we can use this blog to communicate, post questions, provide thoughts, suggestions, etc.
I have no idea how or if this will work but I feel comfortable taking a chance with this group and seeing where this can go.
I hope you are willing to learn with me :)
At the Best Practices Conference I went to a presentation about a Pre-Calc teacher who had his students blog everyday. They basically kept a record of class notes. Kids could ask questions, give each other feedback/support and then use the combination of blogs as a review tool for tests and exams.
Alan Novemeber also mentioned blogging as a means to "flip" the classroom experience so that class time was more about feedback and homework was really about reading/researching and then using a blog to post questions. The teacher then uses the homework, or the questions and misunderstandings that students have posted, as his/her means to guide class activities.
So, I guess I was thinking that we could try this tool out amongst ourselves and get a feel for how it works and we could help teachers use it (in a meaningful way!) in their classrooms.