Welcome to our class blog!
We are going to try a new experiment this semester. In lieu of traditional homework, we will be participating in blogging activities together. I will keep a class blog, where I will post information and related (interesting) content. You will each keep a personal blog and follow the class blog and (hopefully) each other. This exercise will serve two purposes:
1) to give you more experience and skills with technology (particularly: websites, blogging and online collaboration) that you will be using in your own classrooms next year.
2) to make homework easier to complete. The research on homework supports the idea that it can increase learning, however, it is challenging for both students and the instructor to manage. My hope is that you will find that blogging makes your life easier and saves you time (no printing, you can post whenever you want, if you are absent you don’t have to keep track).
I’m excited and I hope you are too! Now, get blogging!