Friday, December 30, 2005

EduBlogging and the long tail

So I was doing some research about blogging and it’s application as a tool for learning.  And I came across this great article written by Stephen DownesThis is a must read for anyone considering the use of blogs within their class room. What stands out for me in this article is the example of its use within the grade 5 - 6 classroom and how it is being so successful at engaging the students. The students are obviously getting jazzed about publishing their works for the world to see. All this said I also started thinking about the long tail. Why? because this article was written over 15 months ago and I am sure its readership will last for a long time as blogging becomes more understood and educators look for ways to integrate it into their classes.