Nelson’s “How to Use Blogs in the Classroom” – Education 3.0 in action

While I’ve been thinking about how teachers can put web 2.0 to work for them and their students, many other people have been, too. Just came across this post by Charles Nelson about “How to Use Blogs in the Classroom“, something I hadn’t mentioned in my previous posts.

He’s got some great links about ‘how to use blogs’ and ‘how not to use blogs’, as well as information about RSS feeds. Here’s a good summary:

“In a nutshell, the combination of blog writing and news feeds helps connect students to one another and to others outside the classroom, creating networks of learning that promote reading, writing, and critical thinking”.

I concur.

Thank you to Maria Perifanou for bookmarking this to the Classroom 2.0 Diigo Group.

Also, if you’re not quite sure about blogging, here’s an entertaining introduction from the Common Craft guys:

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