So I asked them all to write a paragraph with this topic sentence:
Here is the paragraph that I liked so much I wanted to share it with my readers:
Guest Post by Natasha Hart-Wong
Blogs are a great way for people to build an online presence as an expert. When I don’t know how to do something, my first instinct is to ask someone who does know: I ask my husband computer problems. I go to my sister for pet and animal inquiries, and my stepmother always has the answer for any question about organic gardening. Blogging has that personal reference feel for any topic you can think of. So a simple internet search can yield experts in any field you have an interest in. If you feel you are an expert on something, then starting your own blog is a great way to share your expertise with the world.
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With Social Media still in its Evolutionary Stages — especially where education is concerned, we teachers are creating new ways to communicate with our students . . . and learn from/with them.
My Freshman Composition students will be writing research papers using Twitter Search and Tweetdeck [to capture the Twitter Search Streams]. Natasha will be writing about Blogging for Business, and if you want to know more about the subject, click on the links she found and posted during our online class “discussion” #Laney1A:
Fellow teachers AND students, how have social media sites enriched your educational experiences?