March 2008
Volume 11, Number 4

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Blogging in the Language Classroom: It Doesn't "Simply Happen"

Carla Arena
Casa Thomas Jefferson
BiNational Center, Brasilia-DF, Brazil


This paper describes the importance of guiding students to use blogs (Web logs) for educational purposes. While blogs are commonly thought of as "simply happening," in fact, educators in a media literate world need to rethink and redefine best practices for using this tool.

Keywords: EFL, ESL, Web 2.0, blogging

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