Sunday, January 10, 2010

Blogging is a Teacher's Best Friend

As a high school advanced economics teacher I have posted a classroom blog accessible to all, but especially accessible to my students and parents. I have had an enormous positive response from parents who obviously find it easier and more convenient to become involved in their child's education. We post to the blog as a classroom and as individuals. I post economic problems for contests where the winners pictures are posted and prizes are awarded. We post projects using power point, video, and web cams. The students also create and display pod casts on the blog, special dates appear, and personal stories and encouragement are given. The students are much more excited using new technology and their grades have steadily improving.