The educational blogs are very interesting and I felt compelled to read all the posts and comments. I can see that this is going to take some time.
Students could use blogs to get assignments, work collaboratively with other students, and post their writings and ideas. I think kids would be exicted to know that others could read and respond to their work and ideas- maybe even others from different countries. That would be motivating to my students. My own kids use technology so differently than I do-I use it mostly to obtain information but my boys use it to socialize and network. I do worry about internet predators and kids posting too much personal information. I think this should be part of our curriculum-teaching kids how to discern appropriate vs. inappropriate, how to conduct a good search, and how to distinguish what is useful from what is not.
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