Over the course of the semester you will write a minimum of fourteen posts to our class blog, seven that reflect on the weekly assignments and seven that are in response to your classmates’ posts. In addition, the instructor may periodically post/assign a topic question for you to blog about.
Total points possible for your collaboration on this blog: 50 points (Average=35, Good=40, Very Good=45, Excellent=50)
Reflective Blog Post Evaluation: 25 points
You will write a minimum of seven reflective posts during the semester. Each of your posts should be anywhere from 250 to 450 words.
Your blog posts should reflect on class discussions, projects, course materials and/or the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on language education. Any reference to the readings, web sites, videos, or any other external materials must be referenced appropriately and, where appropriate, linked. To the extent possible, your posts should include any insights you have connecting these technologies to the development of linguistic and cultural competencies in your students, your ideas for ways in which you could use these technologies in your classroom, and what you see as the promises and pitfalls of these technologies for teaching and learning.
Response Post Evaluation: 25 points
You will respond to at least seven blog posts submitted by classmates. These responses should be anywhere from 100 to 250 words.
Your response posts should add to or extend the discussion and can include an experience or example (these can include hyperlinked references to other sites) that helps illustrate your point.