Another benefit of educational blogging (and wiki-writing) is the opportunity for the student to find a personal “voice” and to develop individual interests. Much like journal-writing, blogging gives wings to ideas that otherwise may stay trapped in the mind. Many individuals find that blog-writing changes their lives in a significant way by allowing them to express their ideas in a medium that appears to have life and longevity–and that might find a kindred audience.  Educational Blogging Wiki

Touring blogs this summer has given me a much greater appreciation of the writer’s “voice”.  I envy student and teacher bloggers whose writing “sings” and touches hearts.

Creative and humorous, Mrs. Love, a Pacific Northwest blogger and middle school language arts teacher, touched my heart strings with her August 2, 2010 post, “Summer Lament”.  Do you suppose blogging has helped to awaken her “voice”?

See if  like me, you share her sentiments as summer winds down to the beginning of the school year, “Summer Lament” .

“I have never surfed. But my inner surfer always feels this way, like a sad Beach Boys song, in August…” Mrs. Love

Image Sunset Surfer 7 by David Cresine

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About Donna

Changing educational paradigms motivate me to share new technology as well as the admirable work of others who integrate contemporary research on how people learn with supportive, free digital applications and resources. Do teachers ever have enough time or money? Perhaps my discoveries will expedite the journey of a busy educator seeking a 21st Century 'true north' of his or her own.

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