Blogging in Education Today, part 3 (Student Blogging)

Continuing our multi-part series on the use of blogs in education today, we look at various examples of Student blogging efforts.

Over the last two weeks we’ve looked at various ways in which today’s teachers are using blogs. This week we continue our review of the educational blogoshpere by looking at different ways in which students are using blogs in education-oriented applications.

There are various reasons why students blog in an educational context. Some examples include blogging as part of a classroom effort involving other students, blogging on their own simply because they enjoy it, and blogging as part of a “sharing the experience” blog on a college web site.

As with the last two week’s posts, I believe that one of the best ways to provide insight into these types of blogs is to take a look at a handful of ‘live’ examples.

Student Blogging Examples

Portable Radio - This is a great student blogging effort focused around podcasting. The students working on this blog change from year to year. The last academic year’s work leveraged the efforts of 56 5th grade students, from two different elementray schools in Ottawa, Canada. I applaud the educators behind this ongoing effort – Mrs. Smith of South March Public School and Mr. Toft of A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School.

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