1. provide students with an audience outside of academic discourse
2. help students develop functional literacy skills (Buckingham 46) by learning to comment on the blog, create multimedia posts and link their ideas to other websites
3. encourage student development of full media literacy (Buckingham 44) through analysis and evaluation of content, as well as through the sharing of ideas on social media sites
The posts connected to this page are intended to provide guidelines and tips for creating a successful student-driven blog for your classroom. A blog with these objectives is not a forum for homework assignments or class announcements. Instead, it is a place for students to share messages, evaluations, information and arguments with other students (I like to think of it as a class zine or informal digital newspaper).