Sunday, 3 February 2013

Blogging Pop Quiz

Blogging is not a useful component for English classes, because in my experience these classes are more designated to writing and reading, instead of blogging online. Students seem to get more out of reading and writing stories rather than blogging, and although blogging does have useful lessons to do with respect, space, and identity, it does not belong as a component in an English classroom. However, teachers, feel free to promote blogging but I cannot see any more benefit in practicing in class over outside of school. If anything, with less pressure and stress students will be more likely to blog about more, and also personalize their sites without the judgement and mentality of teachers constantly reading their blogs. English classes should be more focused on other components, while students are left to explore blogging more by themselves.

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