Blogging Begins to Take Root
Students at Bertie Early College High School are reluctantly taking the plunge into the blogosphere. We’re also asking a few to ditch the old spiral pads and create digital notebooks. Among them are a few kids who can see the benefits of it, excited about what it means for their writing. I feel a bit like a dentist in some cases, but there’s one young lady who is embracing the idea.
A few weeks back, I gave a couple of science classes a rather compelling spill about blogging and keeping digital notes (my Oscar is in the mail). Fortunately, the teacher is the person who jumped on board first! She’s still got to get the hang of it, but her students are well on their way!
Today I sat down with Vanessa Hernandez to talk about how WordPress.com and Evernote has changed the way she thinks about writing and taking notes in school. Here’s what she had to say:
Me: Vanessa, your Earth/Environmental Science class recently started blogging. How has it changed your classroom experience?
Vanessa: With blogging I feel like I can express myself more in my work and it will be a lot easier to turn in my work.
Me: What’s the name of your blog and the URL? Continue reading