I was pleased to discover today that my blog has been referenced on a website for a Summer Graduate School Workshop out of Washington University in St. Louis. Civil War Memory was referenced specifically in a section that presents an overview of how blogging technology is being used in the classroom and by academics as a way of getting their work across to a wider audience. Those of you out there that are teachers and are thinking about utilizing blogs or wikis in your classrooms would do well to check out the site. I should also mention that my blogging buddy and fellow Civil War historian Jeff McClurken has been reporting on what looks to be a very interesting conference called "Faculty Academy" which took place at the University of Mary Washington and covered the broad theme of technology in the classroom.
I plan to use blogs next year in two of my classes. Blogging proved to be incredibly useful during a two-week seminar on the Civil Rights Movement that I taught with four colleagues this past March. Students found the format to be helpful in furthering discussions and sharing ideas outside of the seminar setting.