Thursday, May 18, 2006

Weblog Literacy

Tomorrow I will be in Lillehammer, talking to a group of European teachers who are participating in what is called the E-Twinning project. I was asked to participate, and despite my many attempts to say "no" these days, I ended up saying yes. As I have done to WAY too much this spring. I have a long way to go before I learn the N-word...

Anyway, eTwinning is described online in Norwegian, German, French, Italian, Spanish and probably several other languages, but I will be speaking in a Norwegian city, only in one language - and hopefully one I know.

My topic will be weblog literacy, and I'll try to stay away from the tricky question: How to use this in teaching. I don't know, I am not a specialised educator. What I will try to do is introduce weblogs and explain what they are, and then let the teachers figure out how this can work in teaching. And to aid them I hope they will find some useful references in the bibliography I made last year. It's already dated though, so anybody who has more articles (preferably about teaching and weblogs) or links to good blogs where I can find more resources, please feel free to let me know. I am looking for good blogs by educators in basic education or up to high school.

AND (drumroll)
I open the comments up again, for this. Let's see how long I manage to keep them up this time. I am happier about writing here without the comments open, but I feel slightly ridiculous when I ask questions (even rhetoric), and don't give an easy way to answer.

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