Sunday, May 15, 2005

Does Blogging work??

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post. Things have gotten busy in the trenches. Even though I have not posted to the blog for 2 weeks not one of my students has complained about this. This really concerns me. I started this blog to help my Pure Math 20 students. I wanted to provide them with additional resources for the course.

If my students are not using my blog should I keep creating it?

Why wouldn't my students want to use these additional resources?

Maybe the content I am providing is of no use to them?

I have many questions that I need to answer for myself and for my students. I guess part of my class on Monday will be to talk to my students about the blog and try to get answers to my questions.

It concerns me that I think blogs are of incredible benefit to my students and they do not. I do not think they realize what they are missing out on if they are not blogging. I have to get them hooked on blogs some how!!!!

26 comments:

sara* said...

I am not sure why people do not use the blog I check once and awhile but normally only before a test to see if their are any links or info that might help me prepare the exam. This unit was one of the hardest for me because you have to be familiar with a lot of math definitions and stuff which i have not used for awhile. It is not one of my favourite units. SARA

Rasta Man said...

Blogging does work only if it is used for it's purpose. I am not god so i couldn't tell you why the blog isn't being used but i know it is helping me.

the drizzle said...

i think it is because the last two units have been pretty easy so maybe most people did not need that much help

ps michelle smells

GarGanZa said...

The blog might be better used if it wasnt named "Blog" who wants to use something called a "blog?"

Also it needs a triva section...some kinda off topic place where questions are asked and the answered about anything.

neo fromthematrix said...

it seems the blog is coming in handy when i am struugglin and it seems that i cant do it anymore then i turn to the blog for advice it has saved my life i love the blog

Hailey said...

Most of the time I don't have touble with what we are doing. Usually if I have trouble I either ask you or check to see if something is on the blog that will help me. It has helped me prepare for some tests and I think you should keep doing it.

Carebear said...

I amalso not sure why people do not use. I had stopped by once and nothing new was there so i just said w.e and haven't came back. I think i agree with the drizzle, the last two unit have been a breeze.

Sammie said...

I know that I do struggle with certain aspects of math, but the practice tests do help alot. It is also alot easier to comprehend when you can actually think of a situation similar to the scenario.

thefamous blogger said...

lately the lastunits have been quoite simple evemn for me and i seem to struggle

chad skinner said...

i enjoy blog. i enjoy mr kamenskis wonderful story. this is chad skinner. this is not a test. maybe if there were posts to cool websites like entensity or a chat it would be neater.

u will nevert know said...

michellessmells funny lol jk jk

natasha said...

i dont know why most ppl dont use this blog, i usually tend to forget there actually is one, even tho i should be using it to help me out. it is good for your students to have this, and i think that making us going on it every class for this chapter is a good way to remind us that there is one and make us see how usefull it can be :)

i am god said...

i cant take this serious michelle is funny jk jk she smells

Chelsea said...

I would like to be able to use the blog but it doesn't work that well on my computer. I live out in the country and the dial up on there is extremely slow, I don't have time these days to wait 10 minutes for every page to download.
Chelsea

Anonymous said...

Yeah the last two units have been a breeze but if i need help i'll probly go straight to the source, Mr. K...for me blogs don't work quite as well i guess.
--------M13

michelle said...

This happens to be my first visit to the math blog. Maybe now that i know the web site i can get extra help and boost my mark up. Im hoping that the unit coming up will be simple so i can do well on the unit exam, with some extra help from the blog.

Anonymous said...

math easy, but not for all they, need blog

the man said...

BLogs are cool...i have never used the blog before and i suppose i should maybe start if it is supposed to help us so much... blogging takes too much time though so maybe that is why people dont use it enough, students time is valuable and for many of us, blogging is not among what is highly valued in our lives. BUT since you say they are so good i will use the blog before our next test.

Anonymous said...

hey chad hows it goin skinner

Bleed4me said...

I am unsure of why other people do not use the blog but i don't use it because right now my brother is at home and he can normally help me with any problems i have. I think you should continue with the blog becuase from the other posts it shows that is does help other people with their problems. I'm sure that if i had problem my brother could not help me with then i would use the blog.

Anonymous said...

1. You should keeping the blog going. Just because no one is commenting doesn't mean no one is looking at the site.
2. same answer as #1.
3. i dunno, maybe it is or it isn't

thomass said...

i didnt like this unit and didnt do anything. swhy i got a bad mark on the test. last unit was easy. havent needed it

Anonymous said...

blog is good, for some, but for us super genious math robots we prefer compacted computer files put in our hard drive

Anonymous said...

I would love to particapate in this crazy blogging extravaganza but EVERY SINGLE user name i try is unavailable... so 4 now i will remain anonymous....

chad sn double o p said...

its goin alright haase, hows she hangin

j- man said...

people are to lazy to check it. even though they are very valuable for us. i only go on it to get a bonus mark, and when i do i sometimes look around, it helps, and i should do it more often.