Every Saturday, at 9 AM Eastern, Catholic educators (or I should say educators in Catholic schools) gather on Twitter under the hashtag #CatholicEdChat. Though it is designed for those teaching in Catholic schools, the topics are generally good for anyone to be a part of. After all, at its heart, Catholic education is still about education.
This summer, as I’ve moved schools and cities, I haven’t been able to keep up on really anything as much as I wish I had. #CatholicEdChat has been one of those things I haven’t really kept up on. But I saw it active as I woke up this morning, so I figured I’d hop in. I’m glad I did. Today, the topic was blogging.
I’m not going to transcribe the whole chat or even summarize it. But we talked about teachers blogging and students blogging. School policies were discussed. Fears of putting oneself out there were discussed. And it made me realize that I need to do more to get my students blogging. I’m not sure where I’ll begin with this, but it is something I want to do (and if I’m not mistaken, it’s somewhere in the CCSS, no?).
So, what are your ideas? How do you blog with your students? How do you have your students blog? I’m curious to hear what you have to say. Leave a comment or a link to your own post below!