Nice medium for both collaboration and independent reflection for students and teachers alike!
I think that this resource is an optimal teaching tool for encouraging the writing development of young students. While formal papers and assignments may intimidate students and stunt their confidence and creativity, this blog format is a low-pressure landscape for students to showcase their skills, express themselves, and communicate with their peers. I also think that the variety the blogs offer—different colors, structures, and multimedia (the inclusion of images, external links, etc.)—enriches student creativity.
I also think that it is promising that Edublogs monitors content to prevent hateful language. Though creative and academic spaces shouldn't be censored to a degree that restricts self expression, students should feel secure in the knowledge that they will be safe on Edublogs. Also, the feature that allows students to be linked to their classmates in an umbrella "class" tab is extremely helpful. This tool is nicely organized, well-planned, and accessible!
This is an app that promotes creativity while simultaneously having a safe place for students to express themselves with their peers and other students their age. It is a great tool that educators can implement when teaching language arts.
I absolutely love this teaching tool and believe that it can be used in an infinite amount of ways. I like how user friendly it is for students and how simple it is to add links, pictures, ect. This app could improve my students excitement about writing. It is a current method of expressing ones thoughts and opinions, which children are fascinated in currently. As an educator, I also appreciate the security it provides for myself and my students.