“There are a lot of stupid people out there … and stupid people shouldn’t write.”
“There needs to be a better system for tuning down the stupid people and tuning up the smart people.”
“Blogging is largely dead.”
Blogging in classrooms has been largely about helping students to develop voice and global connections. But what about expertise? Are we teaching kids to be experts? To be the people that others go to for knowledge on specific topics? While obviously every person cannot be a world class, world leading expert, developing expertise is important.
How do we go after this in classrooms? Is it just important that kids write and develop a voice? Is helping them to develop an online presence enough?
What are we after when we help kids to develop online content of all types?