Today, we play! 🙂 The students have their blogs fairly well set up, and last week’s lesson on Categories was the final “reader friendliness” topic I plan to teach. Our remaining two weeks of the semester will be devoted to just plain blogging.
We’ve had so much fun with the class that I think I’ll offer it through out homeschool co-op again next semester, although I would like to add more of a focus on different types of writing. I want to encourage the kids to write more about what they are learning (like Twilie’s post Dynamite Mama Jones) and perhaps also to use their blogs as online commonplace books.
Of course, the kids’ blogs are their own, and they have to follow their own interests, but I would like to make them more aware of the possibilities. For instance, I’m sure that none of them have yet realized how many homeschoolers might appreciate reviews of homeschool curricula or online resources written by students who actually use it (for instance, Kitten’s post about math games) and what a traffic booster such topics could be.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for the course, I would love to hear them. Please comment!