I am finding that there is so much to learn about the world of social media and all of its connections to learning. What I am trying to figure out is where I am going to start: What one thing am I going to focus on and get really good at so that I can promote this in my class.
I think that where I want to start is with is teaching my students how to write blog posts that are meaningful and the beginning of a good digital foot print for my them. This would include teaching them to document their learning while ensuring that their post is easy to read (has capitals, periods, makes sense). I think that the best way to do this is to expose them to a variety of blogs that demonstrate these qualities and are interesting to them. To do this I think I need to invest more time looking for blogs and learning from blogs. I have not been someone who has totally immersed myself in the world of social media but after hearing George Couros speak last week I think I am beginning to realize just how important it is and will be to the children of this world.
I am really looking forward to the learning and teaching I will do this year with my class on Edublogs.
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I really like your idea of using other blogs as exemplar texts. It might be a safer way for the kids to view the blog with a critical eye.
Have you thought about putting out a request on Twitter?