Sunday, July 29, 2007


I have learned a lot about blogging just by setting up this blog. First, I did not realize that it was so easy to start a blog and that there are websites that easily enable anyone to set up a blog for free. Second, I had not previously considered the use of blogging as a technology tool that could be incorporated into the curriculum. In regard to specific uses, I can see blogging being used as a discussion forum for topics presented in class or for students to "bounce" ideas and questions off of each other regarding homework and long-term projects. In regard to its use in a telecollaborative project, a blog would enable all students in each participating class to ask questions of each other and gather information not easily found through any other resource. A blog would be especially useful in the concluding activities of a project. For example, I am designing a project where students collect prices of basic grocery items and/or daily temperature data for a set period of time. When all participants have everyone's data, a blog would be a great way for students to share their analysis of the results and request feedback on the conclusions they made from analyzing the data.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Welcome to my blog. This blog will be used for the evaluation of Web 2.0 technologies and their integration in the classroom.