Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I found this to be a very interesting a unique way for younger children to learn how to blog. It is a creative and fun activity students can enjoy while being able to use technology they way they would like. With students now days being so technologically driven and having such a strong want to play with computers using blogging as a teaching method is a great idea. The blogging buddies is an excellent resource for helping children to self correct such things as grammar and spelling. They are in some ways teaching themselves instead of being told what to do all the itme. Having the blogging buddies system is also a great thing for children because they have a mentor they can look up to and model. Kids now days need to be able to have good rolemodels and older students that they can look up to and resemble. I remember in elementary school we would have different high school students come in to our classroom and read with us. I thought it was the coolest thing. I loved being around older kids and I looked up to them a lot. I find that it's somewhat of the same concept and I think its a great idea for children, it also gives them something to really look foward. Kids do not always care much for reading and writing, so by making the subjects something they can look forward to they are more prone to putting forth more effort and actually enjoy what they are doing. I think this would be something I could use in my classroom. I hope that I am fortunate enough to teach in a school system that can afford the computers so that I too can set up a project similar to this one. Something like this would however be rather difficult for schools that cannot afford computers.