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Happy, Happy New Year!
As we look forward to the new year, it’s exciting to imagine how our explorations and learning will take shape over the next 6 months. What goals will you set for yourself as learners? As collaborators? As connectors of people and ideas?
One blogger from whom I’ve learned and connected a great deal is Silvia Tolisano. She recently wrote about Teachers learning to blog FOR their students. An excerpt from her post reads:
There are literally millions of blogs out there:
- some of very poor quality
- some with topics that hold no interest to you
- some written in a voice that doesn’t keep your attention
- some written so well that you can’t believe you get to read them for free
- some that will change the way you view the world forever
- some from which you will learn everytime you just think about them
As you prepare to begin blogging about your own learning journey, take a moment to consider the work of the student bloggers linked below. As you read each one, be aware of your own thinking and learning…
- Note the quality of each blog and the age of each author.
- Do the topics interest you?
- Does the writer use a voice that keeps your attention? Or makes you wish there were more to read/see/hear?
- What different modes of communication do the authors use (images, text, audio, video, other…)?
- How do the authors invite you into their conversation?
- What else do you notice about these blogs?
*Jaden invites fellow student bloggers to join his “Ultimate Blogging Challenge”, a spin off of the Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge. Read his post carefully…what could be gained from a Challenge with no “prize”?
As a comment to this post, please share the following:
- What do you like about the “writing”? Style, modes of communication, content, length of posts, language, author’s voice, resources, something else?
- Is there anything you might try to avoid as a blog “writer”?
- What 5 “tips” will you take from these blogs and use as you build your own blog
- How might using your Wonder topic help you get started as a blogger?