Mrs. Dyer blogs for a couple reasons. I noticed that a lot of her blogs are resources for students to extend learning. She also has important announcements on there for students and parents to keep them up to date on what is going on in the classroom.
Mr. Salsich blogs for demonstrating what is being done in the classroom. I thought that it was interesting that he was also using the blog for students to comment or display their work. All posts go through him, even if it is student or parent generated.
Looking through Mrs. Goerend’s blog, it is easy to determine why she blogs. She uses it as a communication between her and the parents of the students in her classroom. She has important announcements and resources for parents and students.
Looking through these blogs helps remind me why I started blogging this year. With my position being a new one, I felt that it was important to demonstrate to others the skills that were being taught. The position that I am teaching this year was done as a part-time pilot last year. When talking with a parent, they had told me that they asked their son what he did in Tech Class last year. His response was, “Play games.” Although I know this to not be true, I wanted a blog site that showed others what we were doing in Tech Class so there would be no question.
Here is my personal blog site: