Started my Level 1 16-19 ESOL group on their blogs today. It took quite a while setting them up as the usual problems of remembering their email addresses and correctly entering data came up. But still, they seemed pretty excited by them and had a nice time changing the layout and fiddling with the font!
A few managed to get photos uploaded and a video. They were at a bit of a loss as what to write onthere...and it was dawning on me that they will need specific tasks to carry out in order for it to be useful/successful - I don't think that merely keeping an online diary will suffice.
Here are a few:
And Vivien sent me this link which really fuelled our imaginations:
http://wilzarbps.globalstudent.org.au/ Think that this is an excellent use of the blog format and one that might work with the teenagers...