Blogging as our Rings Grow Stronger
Convincing them Blogging was different
At first, no one was interested in blogging. They wanted to have their writing be private. Didn’t want to share with anyone. Wanted to use assumed names.
We reintroduced the idea by talking about the origins of “Web-logging”, and that a Blog is a running journal or commentary on something. And choosing that something revolves around finding something you are enthusiastic about, or something you know a lot about. We each listed three things we might want to blog about.
Then we looked at some of the most popular blogs by and for kids. Some of the blog posts we looked at were just a single sentence accompanied by a picture. Others were series of photos, or media reviews, or fan fiction, or general opinionating.
Students are beginning to comment on each other’s blogs, and interact using this tool.