Resources for Teaching with Blogs
There are many different ways to use blogs in your courses, from a space were students read, write, and interact, to a place where you make announcements and post course material. You might use your blog as a fundamental part of the course with a highly structured assessment rubric, or as a more casual supplement to course activities. You can also have students post on the course blog or ask them to create their own blogs (“hub and spoke” blogging). How you integrate blogs depends on your goals for the course and what you wish to accomplish with blogging, but some of the resources below will be useful in thinking through those questions. It’s also helpful to check out what others are doing.
Some Thoughts on Classroom Blogging
- 10 Ways to use Weblogs in the Classroom (Blogs@Baruch)
- Integrating, Evaluating, and Managing Blogging in the Classroom (Prof. Hacker)
- Lessons from a First-Time Course Blogger (cac.ophony)
- Pedagogy and the Class Blog (Sample Reality)
- Hub-and-spoke blogging with lots of students (Teleogistic)
- Why I Teach With Blogs (Christopher P. Long)
- Making Student Blogs Pay off with Blog Audits (Prof. Hacker)
Assessment and Rubrics
- ‘How are you going to grade this?’: Evaluating Classroom Blogs (Prof. Hacker)
- A Rubric for Evaluating Student Blogs (Prof. Hacker)
- Resources for Teaching and Learning with Technology (CUNY Academic Commons)
- Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (CUNY Academic Commons)
Do you have suggestions for other resources or observations you’d like to share? Please add them in the comments!