After reading the article, “Point CounterPoint: Is Blogging Worth the Risk?”, I believe that blogging is worth the risk. Communication is everything these days, especially on the Internet through social networking sites. I think that blogging should be used to express opinions as long as they are constructive. I also strongly believe that blogging should be used in the classroom. Kids are going to be putting their thoughts out there in the social networking world all over the Internet whether we like it or not, so why not incorporate it into education? As mentioned in the article, by using blogs to express themselves in an educational setting, students will learn positive practices for communication. With an implied responsibility connected to their online communication, students will develop good habits. Kids are going to express themselves no matter what. Therefore, why not help them do it in a positive way?
Check out this website I found with tips for blogging with your students:
Thanks for reading!