Have you considered Quadblogging? It is a well developed system from an educator in England. You and your class can request to be part of the quadblogging network and you will be added to a group of three other blogging classrooms. It allows students to blog and receive comments from other students in schools around the world. Students will work even harder to develop their class blog when they actually get hits from other students.
Of course, the first step is to have a class blog. Do you have a class blog for your class or course? If you do, you are helping to develop the twenty-first century skills students in your class will need. In order to help students learn these skills you need to be a 21st century learner as well. Here are a few ways that teachers using a twitter educational feed have used a class blog. Perhaps this summer you can hone your ideas and be ready to blog and Quadblog with your class. Do your prep now and check out some great educational bloggers while you are at it.
Summer is a great time to form your own learning network – on-line, face-to-face, in class, or ???? Don’t let it slip by without doing something refreshing and learning a thing or two. Explore the web and see what is available to you. Develop your own blog and share your learning. A great resource for a free or economical blog is WordPress. It is a great way to get started.
You may even find a little time to comment and share your ideas here.