I am thinking that I should have my students develop a blog here to track their own artistic development through the AP Art process. I would love to be able to have students writing regularly and avoid all the endless piles of paper that I have to look at. I am on the computer all the time and it would be easy for me to read their updates. I also like the possibility that they could upload images and videos of their work. I think using the blog in connection with Flickr for doing image slideshows would be sweet! I may not use it for the entire school year, but I'm really likin' the idea to have them set up blogspot blogs to track their summer progress.
I meet with my students on Monday and I know they'll be excited for their AP journey to begin. My classes up to this point have been somewhat computer resistant, but I think with the students I have for next year they have all had some sort of computer course. I already have a NING network for them and could use the blog feature there, but I sort of like the personalized approach of individual blogs. I will have to be very clear about the parameters of what gets posted. It is a journal of course but not about everything in their life. I think weekly updates would be good. It will also help me track their progress throughout summer. I would have to do more grading and time in to read the posts, but AP already requires a lot of my time during the off season.
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