This is my first time as a blogger. I am setting up this blog for Physical Education teachers as well as teachers in other content areas to communicate with one another about ideas within their content area as well as regards to technology ideas in each specific content area. In Physical Education it is difficult to find time to incorporate a lot of different types of technology that is found out of the classroom. We as Physical Education teachers already lack sufficient amount of time to give students the time to be active and practice living healthy lifetstyles. Some students only see physical activity in their Physical Education classes and are not active at all once they get home and get out of school.
A good way to incorporate blogs with students if you have adequate time in your Phyiscal Education class is to allow time for students to blog on your blog site. Adopters of Weblogs in the classroom have already created a wide variety of ways to use them, and they have shown that blogs can enhance and deepen learning. (Richardson, 2010) This would let students give their opinions on the units you were doing and also give suggestions on future units. This allows student feedback and a great way to get students involved in your program.
Richardson, W. (2010). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.