Ugh, my first blog! It had to happen eventually I guess. I read other people’s blogs and I like the idea of using a blog in the classroom, but oh why me, why do I have to blog too?
When I was younger, maybe 10 years of age, I wrote in a diary. Actually I also attempted a diary when I was a teenager. Each time I would write for a few weeks, maybe a month. Eventually the anxiety of someone possibly reading my diary would build which would result in me ripping up the diary into tiny little unreadable pieces. Nothing extraordinarily ‘bad’ was written in my diary, I just didn’t like the idea of someone reading it and potentially misinterpreting it.
So why now? Why start a blog? Will I be deleting all my blogs in a few weeks time? Maybe! Well, first off I suspect we’ll be encouraged to create a blog soon in one of my University subjects. Also, the use of blogging in the classroom will most likely be the topic that my group will choose to explore in a current subject. I have used blogging as an activity within teaching lesson plans, so I should probably have my own blog if I’m going to ask students to blog.
Good luck to me!