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Thinking Critically Through Authentic Audience and Inter-Campus Blogging

 

 

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Over the last several years, I've looked for ways to use technology to enhance my classroom practice, students' critical thinking, and student engagement. In 2008, I was introduced to blogs as a way to make students' writing public. The following reflections discuss the rationale and steps I used to implement blogs in my classroom in a way that not only fostered critical engagement with written and visual texts and encouraged student participation but provided an opportunity to write for an authentic audience.