Before I start, I just wanna say I’m gonna miss this class. You all were awesome people.
- What did you learn about yourself as a writer?
I learned that you should just write. Keep writing no matter what. You can even draw pictures along with your writing to create a little book. There was a quote I was gonna put here but I can’t find it. It’s not the exact quote I was looking for, but it’s pretty close to it.
- What did you learn about digital writing or being a member of a digital writing community?
Digital writing is a great way to publish, collaborate and share your own writing. There’s so many great resources out there that can enable students to do this. Part of the reason why I like blogging is because we can share 30+ blogs on one page. We can provide feedback and even repost to a bigger audience. I can even see my students blogging outside of what’s required for an assignment. Giving them the choice for free write on their blogs can be a great way to jump start their interest in blogging.
- What lessons can you take to your classroom or share with future teachers about integrating blogging into instruction?
Like I said in the previous question, I would definitely consider using blogging in my classroom. I might even consider vlogging occasionally. It allows students to use their creativity in their writing. They can add visual and auditory elements to supplement their writing.
I didn’t really have any challenges. I enjoyed blogging. I thought the free writes were a great idea to get students engaged. Even the ones where we had to respond to particular posts were very thought provoking. Maybe the one small challenge that I had was commenting on my accountiblity partner’s post. She always posted after me so it was difficult to remind myself to comment on her’s.
I can not emphasize enough how much I enjoyed the free writes. I was really proud of the post I did for my anthology (The Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Review). I started a travel blog for the theme parks and it was great practice for my future posts.