Wednesday, April 09, 2003
If I was a journalism professor- in college or even a teacher in high school, I think I'd make my students blog. Every day. Online. It's a lot different from the fairly traditional classroom exercises that students are used to, and far different even from the publication of a weekly or monthly rag. By making them blog, they would face daily deadline pressure, strive for accuracy and style and, hopefully, get the big needle of ink in their veins. Maybe it already happens, and if it does, great. I can say that I would be delighted to read blogs from rural Alaska schools (hint, hint) and I know how posiitve an experience it would be for the kids. OK, enough thinking for tonight....lets go find some news for this sucker.