I think more than a few of my students are getting the hang of this, but Suzan in particular is doing a great job. All politics aside, I love the way she set up this post and ended it with a good deal of research that basically lets you know how she feels. That’s the kind of thing I’ve been hoping for, and I’m starting to be pleasantly surprised at the number of real blogging posts I’m starting to see.
Wow-Suzan’s blog entries ARE wonderful! I think the “Post” and “Observation” structure works really well. Looks like an effective way to get students to inject their personal style by reflecting on the information they post. Perhaps what we need to do is collect brief summaries of techniques that really get students blogging–a “What Works” page. Once teachers learn to blog, and set up a class blog, info from a “What Works” page could help teachers structure the activities, manage the projects, and avoid the pitfalls that might overwise prove too overwhelming.