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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Blogs in Practice Part 5

The final blog I want to highlight is by Konrad Glogowski, an eighth grade language arts teacher. His blog is undergoing some redesign at this point but he has used blogs with his students for the past few years and is even working on his PhD and has been studying the use of blogs for his dissertation work. I think his approach to blogging goes beyond the usual idea we have for teacher blogs and I'm curious to see how he uses them with students this year. In reading his post on "Learning to be Myself" he makes a convincing argument for letting his true self come through in his postings and online interactions with his students. I think this can work particularly well with middle school and high school age students. This blog will be worth checking out periodically to get ideas about innovative ways to help students develop their voice within an online community.

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