Friday, April 27, 2007

New Website Links 2 - Blogs

Blogging Resources: Minnesota and New York. I came across these two pages by chance. Although some of the listed blogs are a couple of years out of date, there is an interesting sample of some of the ways blogs could be used with learners:
  1. Tutor writes blog on topic, and learners respond through comments anonymously, here; even better would be for the learners to add their names ("Ahmed wrote...".
  2. Students respond through logged in names here.
  3. Teacher (here) writes main blog, and adds links to students who write their own blog entries, example here, with teacher responding through comments.
  4. Teacher and learners all on same blog (see Clan)
I will probably find more, but the links are a bit slow this afternoon. I'll get back. I think it is the flexibility of blogging as a writing tool that makes it so powerful, it's sequential, it's the comments, it's the feeds, it's the simplicity of the interface, it's the tags (labels), and so on.

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