Some teachers use a blog as an online newsletter, often intended for students and their parents to read. An elementary teacher may assign one student each day to write a blog post that summarizes that day's classroom activities, giving students practical experience writing for a real audience: the children's parents, who can log on at home and read about their kids' day at school. Or a teacher him-/herself could write about classroom events, share announcements and reminders, post descriptions of assignments, share links to online resources to help with homework, etc.
Some teachers use a blog as a means of interacting with other teachers. Teachers can post lesson ideas or teaching-related questions and get feedback from other teachers reading that blog.
To practice that last use of blogging, please do two things:
FIRST, read a teacher's blog or a teaching-related blog and write a comment on this blog post that
- names the blog that you read,
- shares its URL [or Web address: www.imoberg.com, for example],
- describes it,
- and offers your perspective on its content: for whom it would be useful, how to make use of that blog, etc.
You could use your favorite search engine (e.g., Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc.) to look for a blog, or you could select one from one of these sources: