The educated blogger: Using Weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom

David Huffaker

Abstract



This paper explores the role of weblogs or "blogs" in classroom settings. Blogs, which resemble personal journals or diaries and provide an online venue where self–expression and creativity is encouraged and online communities are built, provide an excellent opportunity for educators to advance literacy through storytelling and dialogue. This paper explores the importance of literacy and storytelling in learning, and then juxtaposes these concepts with the features of blogs. The paper also reviews examples of blogs in practice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v9i6.1156



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