Overall, I believe using weblogs is a neat idea. I think it is really interesting to see how technology can be used in literature instruction. I really enjoyed the entire experience. There were some downfalls about weblogs. Weblogs are not an ideal way to implement literature circles. It is hard for us or students to get the "real" feel for what literature circles are all about. In literature circles you can see emotion behind what people are saying about a book and with weblogs it's just not the same. The concept behind this project was brilliant. It was really interesting to put yourself in a "role" while you are reading. I have never done that before. You learn a lot about a piece of literature, a book, a poem, etc. when you examine it at different angles.
One suggestion for next semester would be to use weblogs for another assignment. Although I think this project went really well (at least for my group), I think weblogs should be used for another assignment. I am not sure of what type of assignment but I am positive you (Mrs. Jordan) can come up with something great.
I want to take this opportunity to reflect on the time I have spent at Georgia State University in the Early Childhood Education Program. Wow, it has been a wonderful journey. I am not sure I could have asked for a better group of girls and guy to experience this with. I am truly honored to say that I will be a graduate of GSU. I want to thank all of the instructors who took the time to teach us everything we know. I will never forget the first day of each semester when you say to yourself "I registered for four classes and I have eight rubrics. This makes no sense." Overall, I have had a great time and wish everyone the best of luck in the future.