I'd heard of the concept of blogging, I follow a few hilarious blogs on my personal Facebook page and more recently, have started following some fascinating medical blogs. I hadn't considered just how beneficial they can be, especially in a classroom environment. It might finally give students a legitimate reason to have their mobile phones out in class! As mentioned in earlier reflections, students are born into social media so creating an online space for their learning seems like natural progression. They comment a zillion times a day on Instagram, Facebook and share way too much on Snap Chat, so adding another online space for them to manage wouldn't feel like added pressure during their studies.
The idea of creating an online blog for my students to engage, interact, communicate, share and comment on is appealing for a number of reasons:
More detail about blogging can be used for teaching and learning can be found here, I will be further exploring the benefits of this ICT tool for my first assessment task.
Now....if only I had the time to get creative! I can't wait to explore what is out there for my students studying senior biology and health education.