Quote: “I’m having my students keep a personal blog on any subject they like–primarily to establish a practice of near-daily writing in relation to reading. Some like it, some don’t. But in those that blog often, I have seen a marked improvement in their writing. I think it is because blogging connects writing to thinking in a very concrete way…” (Taken from here.)
Certainly, the more one writes, the better one gets. Holds true for just about anything. I guess the question then is what’s the best way to bring students to the Web logging habit? I like the idea of a reader response notebook, or a reading journal. Ask them to do 5-10 minutes a night? And, the other point here of course is finding some way to evaluate the improvement in their writing…
So much to do.
Elizabeth Lawley says
As the owner of the “here” referenced above, I’m delighted to have found this site. (Too bad this system doesn’t support Trackback–my discovery was serendipitous rather than guided.)
Are you aware of people using blogs as part of a technology implementation class (as opposed to using blogs to supplmeent other kinds of learning, like writing classes etc)?