blogs and blogging
Blogging is one way of linking writing, reading, and connecting information and learning together. It seems the perfect venue to introduce elementary school students to the online world world of networked learning. They need to get acquainted to reading and writing hyperlinked text . Blogging holds some broad advantages over these traditional written techniques.
Blogging is an excellent way for children to present and share their work, which they all love
doing. Knowing they have a global audience can help motivate reluctant writers.
Record of Work
Simply by using a Blog you have an immediate record of a child's progression, as each blog
post (entry) is automatically dated and time stamped. This provides an excellent way of
seeing how a child's literacy (and ICT) skills have developed over time.
Accessibility of information
Since blogs are stored on the Internet, they are immediately available to parents at home.
Although this carries some disadvantages, it does also help raise parents' awareness of the
work their children are doing. This allows them to be more involved in their child's learning.
Blogging makes it easy to combine text and pictures, without the need for expensive copies
to be made.
Brainpop Blog Video