I think blogging is a good way of helping yourself reflect on your progress and your learning, and to share with others your thoughts about the class. Of course, you could get the same "reflection" benefits by writing private journal entries, or simply by having some quiet time to think about things, but sharing in public forces you put things in terms that others will understand.
There are lots of different systems you can use to publish a blog, and you can use any one that you like (and I'll link to it). UNCG's use of Google "Apps for Education" means all UNCG students have a "Blogger" account associated with their UNCG email. Here's how you can set that up:
- Log in to your iSpartan email account at mail.uncg.edu
- In the iSpartan menu bar (at the top of the browser window), click in the "More" link, and select "Blogger" from the menu.
- Click on the "New Blog" button, and follow the instructions!
You'll need a name for your blog, and can play around with themes and different looks. Once you've started your blog, email me a link to your blog - I'll add your link on my class blog page so that there's a single place to look for all student class blogs.
At the end of the semester, we'll have a vote for the "best class blog," so remember to check back every now and then and see what others are writing about!