Why Blog?

Here is a list by Anne Davis that shows some of the blog possibilities: http://anne2.teachesme.com/2004/10/05/ways-to-use-weblogs-in-education/

Pedagogical reasons
1. 21st Century Learning Skills
  • Web contributors and not just consumers
  • Opening the doors of the classroom into the world
  • Developing an ability to communicate responsibly and globally


2. Engagement

  • Blogs can promote critical and analytical thinking
  • Blogging can be a powerful promoter of creative, intuitive, and associational thinking
  • Blogs promote analogical thinking
  • Blogging is a powerful medium for increasing access and exposure to quality information
  • Blogging combines the best of solitary reflection and social interaction
3. Too many reasons why it makes sense to use a blog
  • Journal
  • Diary
  • Publication Tool
  • Administrative Tool
  • Research Source
See this great article by NC School of Education