Just a quick thought on weblogs…”This is where scholarship is happening” I read on one blog, “in the links and correspondence.” And as I think about my interactions with MetaFilter and the discussions that take place there, I think there MUST BE some carry over in the relevance and potential application to education. Asking kids to post reactions, to publish to a wider audience, to become a part of the scholarship in ways that aren’t limited to the classroom. Not that it would take the place of classroom discussion, but augment it. Think about this in journalism…a mini-metafilter. Where they can discuss the news of the day, how it affects them, the writing. I have to remember that they aren’t all going to get into it like I do, but I have to glean the educational aspects of it and make it work for my purposes. Here’s the question(s)…what purpose will it serve? How can it best be implemented? What learning will take place?
Here’s an example.