I've been thrown into the fire that is high school English (primarily composition) for the upcoming school year. I am transitioning from 7th grade Language Arts to high school, yikes! Now, numerous veteran teachers I've spoken to claim I will never want to go back to the middle school monster; but that is quite hard to believe at this point.
To get to the meat of my post, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to integrate student blogs as a part of ONE of the new curric's I need to learn. I am the only one in my department to tie in blogs...and frankly, that's one reason I want to do it!
I have had a classroom blog where I make posts and students respond freely, some for assignments and others for pleasure. http://veglahn.edublogs.org
I'd appreaciate some advice on student blogs for high schoolers. I have all basic sections (noncollegebound kiddos) and freshmen composition in addition. Tell me your HS experiences. Which level works best creating, managing and pumping out valuable student blogs.
I know the content area of English leaves the door wide open for me, but I don't want that same door to hit me on the way out as I venture into HS.
Feel free to share. I'll soak it up!
oh, and this is a first-time post, so be gentle :)