‘5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog’ , this has five positive reasons for our students to use blogging.
- Open Reflection
- Developing Literacy with Different Mediums
- Student Voice
- Creating an Open Archive of Learning
- Developing a Positive Digital Footprint
Reading these five reasons I realize more the importance for students to incorporate not just blogging but ICT into their learning as the positives extend further than just learning what is required from a class lesson. Understanding my students will enable me to help teach them in a meaningful way through data collection from their blogs etc which gives an insight into their thoughts, likes and dislikes, interests and even maybe what they think of the lessons I may prepare in the future and my teaching style – always encouraging students to use these sites in a manner that is safe and encouraging to those who read it.