Thursday, November 12, 2009
Using a blog in my classroom
In reading my course handbook for school and watching videos on blogging I have come to understand how blogging can be useful in the classroom. I am a Special Education teacher at the high school level. I teach Environmental Science to 11th and 12th graders and Physical Science to 9th and 10th graders. One way in which I teach them new information is by giving notes which they have to write down. I usually ask them at the end if they have any questions and usually they say no. What I would like to do as a blog is have each one of them rewrite what they had learned that day. I would have them write it as if they were writing to a friend. I would then check it to see if they understand the content of what was presented that day and then provide feedback to them on an individual basis. I have trouble being able to set time aside time to have one-on-one with students and I feel this would be an ideal way for us to interact. I can also use that same information to see if my students are understanding what I am teaching them or if I need to present the information in a different way.