How I keep my students safe when they blog, how do I prevent cyber bullying, and how do I convince parents/districts that this is worthwhile
One thing I have loved about blogging and what it does for my students is how easily it has been to integrate it into our curriculum.
I have found these settings to offer the safety needed for my students while still allowing them and the world to have a dialogue.
Sometimes their blogs blew me away and other times I wanted to encourage them to hit delete rather than publish.
So for all of those just getting started, who perhaps are ready to move beyond use computers as research engines and typewriters, here is a little advice from someone who has been there:
Blogging with my students has been one of the most enriching educational experiences we have had this year.
As they walked away, I mentioned that the author, Anne Ursu, is on Twitter and would they like to tweet her?
In this discussion, the supervisor speaks to the strengths and weaknesses and the problems of the call, while the rest of the group brainstorm solutions.
Now that I have been blogging for four years I am often amazed at how often the parents of my students actually read what I write.