When thinking about the ways that a blog can be incorporated in the classroom, the focus of this networking device would be done primarily outside of the “classroom”. As a Physical Education teacher, the possibility to seek blogs or use them within the confines of a gymnasium just do not add up.
To me a blog is the new and hip teacher webpage that is shrewdly thrown together and may have random links. If blogging is “in” then why not connect with the students that feel such a way right?
Student’s like videos and colorful stimulation too, do they not? With the ability to embed videos and photos, blogs can become a great portal to send students to after the school day is over to complete a lesson. This brings me back to a lesson on how to pitch I used with my baseball team and wanted to show them a really good video; this would be just the pathway.
By viewing these videos through such an interface, the students now have the opportunity to respond on the spot for immediate and more thorough input. With activity being paramount in Physical Education, this also saves time in the class setting.
For students in grades 6-12, the ability to continue to enhance their literacy through a subject that is taught in a room without desks, pens or paper readily available is undoubtedly a benefit for the student.