Posted by Amy Harrison on September 6th, 2013
Be sure to ask your HAL student about their blogging experience! For our first couple of blog posts, the students are allowed to write/post on a topic of their choice. Later, we will post on certain topics, our opinions, and the activities we are doing in class. As is typical for a blog, other HAL students have the opportunity to comment on posts by their peers. I hope this will not only introduce them to a form of social media in an educational setting, but increase the positive exchange of ideas and creativity among our group.
This year the students will be adding photo, video, audio, and text files to their blogs. The addition of these files will enhance the students’ blogs and expose them to a wider variety of technological capabilities within the confines of our censored blog.
In order to keep this a safe experience for our students, only teachers, students, and members of the administration will be participating in the blog. Unfortunately, parents and others will not be able to post to our blog. However, your student may always share what they are writing with you at home.
Stay tuned for further blogging topics as it will provide an opportunity for you to discuss the issue/topic with your student!
– Mrs. Harrison