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100 Words or Less: Using a Blog for Reflection

100 Words or Less: Using a Blog for Reflection

Author: Nancy Rubin

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Ideas for using a blog in the classroom

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A blog is a great way to have students reflect on topics, issues, and themes from a course. Encourage students to write brief (100 words or less) blog posts. Have students post a minimum number of summaries, for example, 4 or 5 during the course to be reviewed by the instructor and other classmates. The instructor should respond/comment to posts modeling constructive feedback for students. Encourage students to review and comment on postings by classmates. This activity can also be done by assigning certain topics to individuals.