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How can blogging be used as a differentiation tool when teaching writing?


  • The article you read for tonight’s homework discusses “EFL” writers. What is meant by this acronym?How can blogging be used as a differentiation tool when teaching writing? How do you feel about sharing your writing in an online space? Share your experiences with blogging and what you hope to get from our class blog. Use the article read in class as well as the PPTX discussed in class to support your analysis.



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Sebastian Andrade
Sebastian Andrade
Mar 08, 2022

Blogging has become an important part of modern media. Many individuals use it to express ideas and collaborate with others. I was always under the impression that blogs only existed for documenting a specific topic such as interests or personal feelings. Before this class, the idea of implementing blogging to enhance English learners was foreign to me. Perhaps because I was a public school student during a time when technology was still relatively fresh. I remember my teachers always implementing writing exercises similar to blogging in notebooks and journals. I find it amusing how the education system has been able to translate that into a more modern medium. Especially now in an age where most students are tech savvy and…



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Matthew Suarez
Matthew Suarez
Feb 01, 2022

When it comes to EFL students, --students who are learning English as a second language--blogging has become a differentiation tool that has garnered praise by EFL teachers and learners. This is because blogs offer a space for students to write creatively, thus encouraging students to dig deeper and utilize their "writing voice" in a way that they feel comfortable with. As a result, blogs offer a space that enables and encourages students to engage in classroom discussion alongside classmates, thus facilitating a community-driven learning experience: an experience that can allow for greater classroom writing dynamics. Alongside the bettering of the students' individual writing skills, because of the inherent community-driven aspects of blogging, students will also be able to simultaneously improve…

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Vivett Dukes
Vivett Dukes
Feb 04, 2022
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How would you specifically use blogging to help the future ELLs to whom you will potentially teach writing?



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Ziqi Wu
Ziqi Wu
Jan 31, 2022

The ingrown desire of becoming a top writer has been outstanding. I like writing because it allows me to express myself. Writing can help assist those learning a new language to perfect their knowledge.


Writing helps me to escape realities and create new realities which make life interesting for the living. It helps me connect with real people in different areas in an amazing way. The genre which I like most in writing is doing persuasive writing through blogs. Blogs allow me to share feelings or views with my audience in an appealing way. Blogs are not limited to any format and length hence allowing me to communicate my message clearly and touch the lives of many people. Through blogs,…



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Vivett Dukes
Vivett Dukes
Feb 04, 2022
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Do you write / read in another language besides English? What specific information from the article would you via blogging to help the future ELLs to whom you will potentially teach writing?



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Shannon, and Joslin- this point right here is why I personally feel blogging is an incredible tool for the classroom. While the irony is thats the blogging takes place outside the classroom, its automatically building connections within the students of the class. Building comfort in doing so, the more time that goes by, perhaps EFL writers will have grasped there own voice through blogging and learning through other students.

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Unknown member
Jan 31, 2022

EFL means English as a Foreign Language is learning English in a non-English-speaking country. English is my second language. I started learning British English from an early age, but I was still a little less accustomed to pronunciation and writing skills when I learned American English. When I first started to use Facebook, I loved to post photos, ideas, and exciting things every day. Of course, I'm now more on WeChat, TikTok, and Instagram. Although I haven't written in a blog before, I slowly like it because it's different from traditional writing, boring and mechanized; on the contrary, it's more accessible and creative.

I like the like function of the Blog, that is, from others and the encouragement…



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Unknown member
Feb 07, 2022
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Hello Professor Vivett Dukes,

I found many functions on the blog to upload videos, pictures, and emoticons attached; I like to match photos or videos in my articles. I can visually feel the emotions and ideas I want to convey. In the future of teaching, the blog provides a favorable environment for students to learn from each other. When I write articles on the blog now, I find that all my classmates, such as Joselin, Nicole, Emily, Hailey, write fantastic articles. I am critically thinking while I am browsing their articles.

Moreover, students can always learn the material I upload. Students can communicate, comment and text at any time on the blog. I encourage students to write on a blog…



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