I took a computer hiatus during Christmas vacation. It has taken me a week and a half since being back to muster the energy and time to begin blogging again.
If anyone questions the legitimacy of students blogging, they must understand how exhausting it is!
I began my research project on ELL blogging. So far so good. They have blogged five or six times in the past week. Their first step was to create a blog of their own. They have now been posting reflection on daily learning on their blog. As a teacher it makes it very clear who's getting the content and who's not.
One frustration however is that 3 or 4 students out of every class forget their log in information. I don't understand this because they can remember their yahoo and myspace information. I think that the expectation of them being responsible for the posting will impact that!
Next week I want them to begin commenting and cross-posting on their classmates' bog.
In the next few days I'm trying to set up an aggregator with all their blogs on it.
I need to get back to "quantitating data"