I’ve been thinking about ways to use the internet with my kids to further their knowledge and interest in the world around them, and I ran across this article at The Tempered Radical about teachers using blogging as a tool in their classrooms.
Blogs offer teachers and students a natural bridge between work that they are already doing (producing written reports and reflections on classroom content has been a part of classroom experiences since Socrates was stumbling around the agora with groups of learners) and work that they’d like to be doing: Exposing students to a broader audience that can publicly challenge their thinking.
What do you think about kids having their own blogs, or being part of a team blog? Do you view it as a possible avenue for kids to connect with other like-minded kids, or is it too fraught with peril?
What about churches/youth groups organizing blogs and forums for their members and youth? Anyone here have experience with this, good or bad?