At this point, it’s time for all educators to admit to themselves: students don’t like our old-fashioned ways of teaching. These generations need a different approach. More specifically, we need to inspire them to learn through technology. Blogging, as part of the aspiration of contemporary educators to infuse technology into their methods, is getting incredibly popular lately.
In February 2013, PBS LearningMedia published the results from a survey that showed how the majority of teachers (74%) were confident that technology motivated students to learn.
The Edublogger surveys educators and students each year, with a specific purpose to find out how they are using blogging in the classroom. The 2015 survey came out with interesting results: Over 40 of the respondents were mainly using their blogs for class blogs, and less than 15% were specifically using them for student blogs. “Most class blogs were used for: assignments and class news (48.4%); share information with families (40.3%); share links and resources (34.2%).” It’s okay to use a blog only for sharing assignments and news, but this practice offers many more opportunities.
Reasons for Launching a Class Blog...