September 25, 2004

One Class Done

Originally uploaded by bdodge.
The first of our new 1-credit Saturday classes is over. Motivating Student Writing with Weblogs went pretty well for a first run, I think. Everyone created their own blog and designed a lesson that integrated blogging in some way. We had an iChat videoconference with Anne Davis in Georgia this morning that got us off to a great start.

Along the way, everyone got set up with accounts on Blogger, BlogLines, Furl and Flickr as well. So many free tools out there for anyone to use!

And tonight, I'm off to New Zealand. Busy day!



At 11:46 AM, Vanessa said...

Hi Bernie,

Vanessa Haakenson here. :)

Congrats to the class on setting up their blogs. I've been inspired to start my own blog.

Keep up the good work.


At 4:41 PM, Scot said...

Hi Bernie,

After spending some time with Stephen Downes last month I decided to have a go at Blogs and one that would, I think, be of particular interest to you is my e-learning Blog at:

Keep up the good work with the WebQuests.

Kind regards,


At 9:16 AM, Anonymous said...


This is great :)

At 9:18 AM, Anonymous said...


This is great!! :)

At 10:42 AM, Anonymous said...

Hiya Bernie,

Iím Harry, a trainee teacher from the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore. I was doing some research on WebQuest when I chanced upon your blog. Your ďMotivating Student Writing with WeblogĒ webpage caught my attention.

Almost all my students (16/17-yr-old) have a personal blogs. They even have class blogs to coordinate class activities and to share their thoughts. is an example that was created and maintained entirely by the students themselves.

Since the students are so familiar with blogging, Iíve always been thinking of how to harness it as a teaching and learning tool. Recently, my course mates and I in NIE made a primitive attempt at using blogs in one of our modules:

Although Iím intrigue by the potential of using blogs in the classroom, Iíve never really sat down to do any serious research. Your webpage is a great place for me to start as it has quite a number of useful links. Thanks. :)

Harry Tiew


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