Current events provide an opportunity for students to learn how to become lifelong learners. They can help connect real world content with lessons being learned in the classroom. In this blog project, students are assigned a specific week to post a blog about a current event. Students need to write a connection to a course topic, include their reaction to the article and pose discussion points for the class.
I like how each week students are given the opportunity to lead the class. Leadership is an important quality that students learn about in my entrepreneurship course. I could see how a blog like this would be helpful to include in my business classes, especially since new information is always being presented. Additionally, students can relate the course content to local business news from their community. These real world connections are an essential part of learning in business courses.