Here are the notes:
Some Talking Points/Links – Student Blogging
Reading Responses (Journal. Reading for comprehension. Interaction with texts. Thoughts into word form.)
Not very insightful
Not that innovative:
Some of my colleagues at JMU used blogs in the classroom
Here are some other examples with some different approaches: http://freshmanreflections.blogspot.com/ (prof’s blog), http://elaine128.blogspot.com/ (student’s blog for class), http://courses.carrielamanna.com/e501fall2012/ (Isaac, show this one)
-I (and the rest of the college community) get to know more about students
-Know one another and learn from one another. A kind of interaction that isn’t always so easy in the physical classroom.
-Opportunities for shy students to have a say.
-Practice writing. Finding a voice. Putting thoughts into words.
-Responding to each other’s posts (as opposed to a journal that exists by itself)
-Accountability. Involvement from the “whole world.” An author of a story, essay, or article you’re writing about may even read what you’re writing.
-Retention of information (works with physical journals too).
-Can spur ideas for further writing (works in a physical journal too)
-I can sometimes see what people are learning (if anything).
-It’s hard for me to keep up with all of them, especially comments.
-The usual – people don’t do it or do the bare minimum.
-Public forum, so they may say things that anger others (is this a con?)
-If they plagiarize, could be legal consequences beyond RBC.
-Beyond words (fun pictures and stuff):
Helping each other:
Disagreement among students:
Beyond the walls (ENG 101 and 102 mix a little):
Blah! – short and underdeveloped. Could be more intriguing.
Good – I like all of these, mostly because they provide some insight.
Some Talking Points/Links – Chronicle Blog
-How it started:
Lots of Comments (top five):