Check out these student blogs! This was our first time trying out 20% Time, and students reflected on their 20% Time Projects while learning how to write for an authentic audience.
Logistics - Setting Up Blogs
Student Blog21st Century Lit Circles
Most writing assignments are only seen by the teacher. When students begin writing for a larger audience, their work becomes more meaningful. This often translates to better quality writing. When students know there is the possibility that the whole world can see what their doing, they take more ownership in what they present!
Examples of real-world interactions:
What other ways can you incorporate student blogging? Think about what you're already doing that might fit nicely with this type of project. Or, come up with something entirely new!
Writing and thinking can take many forms. Sometimes trying to express a complex idea in an abbreviated manner can challenge the students in a different way. These two strategies give students that chance in a world they know - social media.
Activity #3 - Create a meme based on a character from a novel, play, short story, etc. that you teach!