The Internet, and specifically the onset of social media, have drastically changed the world we live in. We no longer just listen or watch the news, but we also produce our own “news” on social media. This creates challenges for us as educators and at Zabbar B, we take this very seriously. We not only need to deal with the generation gap between teachers from a ‘TV world’ to students in a ‘web world’ but we also need to prepare our students for life as “cyber-citizens”. We want to support our students to process their experiences and then put it out again as “new” stories to others.
This blog is a direct response to this challenge. Every week, pupils from different classes will be sharing highlights from their week at school through this blog. The teachers will facilitate the process but we want the pupils to do the work and experience blogging. A blog is essentially is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.
We are not after the perfect blog, so please excuse imperfections and any possible mistakes. Our focus is on the process and the added value that this will bring to our pupils’ experience at school.