March 14, 2009

National Writing Project Technology Initiative

Here's a link to a fine National Writing Project resource on how blogging and blogging projects can make writing the real, vital, and motivational experience we seek to foster in our classroom. Blogging can also be a personally transformative experience for teachers. We can all use a source of renewal once in awhile!

From the website:

"Blogging in Place: Writing That Explores New Neighborhoods"

Publication: Edutopia
Date: January 7, 2009

Summary: Teachers with the National Writing Project are combining place-based learning, project learning, and blogging to connect classrooms, provide an authentic audience for student writing, and prompt students to explore the world outside the schoolhouse doors.

Great ideas and great advice!

Also see on the NWP's Technology Initiatives:

I hope this helps!