This is my first time ever using a blog, however I am familiar with the term, "blog". I think this technology tool is very interesting and is useful in the classroom. It is important for us future educators to "keep up with technology" because we live in a society that there are so many technological advances that are used among the young population. One way that I would use blogs with my own students is with an online journal entry that a student can participate in writing about a book that he or she reads outside of school. This blog can be represented in a literacy teaching way! Here the students can post a blog of what book they are reading and any recommendations that they may have for other students in the class. This would help strengthen a student's ability to practice using a blog and other students in the class are able to comment on the individual posts. This is represent a wonderful example of social learning as viewed from the textbook. Blogs are fun and interactive for students to participate in, as well as being educational for school. Another way that I would use blogs with my students is creating a blog that I can post a letter to the parents and keep the parents up to date with what is going on in the classroom. This blog may also be used as a source for parents to see what assignments I would assign to their children and when they are due (Ex: Agenda-type). I will most likely use a blog in my classroom and I think it is a fun and interactive way to keep students and their families engaged and updated with technology. I also think it is beneficial to their education and their learning inside and outside the classroom. One link I would use from my field that includes the learning standards with the use of blogs would be found at: NYS Standards for all subjects including ESL.