Interacting with the Latin Classroom on the Internet
In this day of technological ubiquity, a class website or blog can be an excellent tool for improving communication and clarity in the classroom. A class blog is meant to facilitate, not supplant, classroom instruction. Like other class blog/websites students will find numerous materials at their disposal. Some of the best uses of class blogs/website are as follows:
Access to course materials and classroom assignments
A class calendar with the due dates for assignments and upcoming assessments
Access to lecture notes and presentations
Helpful links to websites that can assist in student learning and research
A way in which I would use a blog that is unique to other classroom blog/websites is to have a discussion section for collaborative Latin translations. Students would be able to discuss translation, grammar, syntax, and content with each other.
The goal of a Latin class blog is to improve a student’s proficiency in Latin and performance in the classroom. I would know if the blog is doing its job when students come prepared to class with the most information available.