Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blogging in the School Media Center

I wish I could say definitively that I knew what to do with a blog in a school media center, but as I'm new to the idea, I'm sure there are several avenues I wouldn't even think of treading down. I see possibilities in the idea of online book groups, or blogs through which students collaborate on homework assignments to compare and contrast their collective knowledge and help each other figure things out. I also see potential for blogs to serve as personal journals for students during certain assignments, the same personal journals which were once printed out as separate assignments or simply handwritten from day to day. Blogs could also serve to aid teachers in imparting extra information to students, in helping students with their work, and in making the teacher available to the student beyond the basic four walls of the school environment.

In the future, I'm sure the Internet will afford plenty more opportunities for interactive learning for teachers, parents, and students. I look forward to seeing how blogs will be a part of the changes that are metamorphosing the field of library science even as we speak.


  1. Interesting comment on how blogs can be used as an aid to teachers (not just students!!)--like the idea of personal journals as well.

  2. I like the idea of using the blog for personal journals such as reading journals and collaboration on homework assignments. What type of homework assignments did you have in mind? This is very exciting technology and the opportunities are endless.

  3. The use of blogs for personal journals is a very good idea. I think students would be very receptive to the idea of teachers using blogs to give them information and to help them with their assignments.