About two years ago, I began blogging with my students. The experience changed my classroom. It changed the way my students took on learning. It changed the way I took on learning and teaching those kids… you know them… the ones who have and use technology as almost an extension of who they are.
The experience impacted all of us.
Entering the digital world with my students felt like I just kind of slipped into their world and became a part of it. It gave me a greater opportunity to teach them how to learn good things in this digital space. This authentic use of technology helped me to better understand how to use technology in the classroom.
There are countless reasons why teachers should invite students to blog.
Here are seven important reasons why blogging can be powerful for student learning:
How much of an impact did blogging make on our classroom? Well, it turned me into a blogger. And some of my former students, two years later, continue to blog.
Blogging in the classroom is worth the work, effort, and time.
Invite your students to blog. Become their guide. You just might find yourself learning and growing right alongside them. It’s what happened to me. And I loved every minute of it.
Marina Rodriguez (@mrodz308) is a California native, dual language teacher, National Writing Project, Heart of Texas Writing Project Teacher Consultant, Kidblog Ambassador, and co-author of Two Writing Teachers.