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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

CAVIT Blogging


In an effort to enhance the student reflection experience in our school-wide activities, staff initiated a monthly blogging activity. We task students with creating one blog per month on pre-determined professional workplace skills topics. We trained students on how to create an effective blog, as well as how to respond to a blog entry. Staff selects a winning entry from each program and students respond to the winning entries. We hand out awards certificates to winning entries.

Why Student Blogging?

  • Allows students to express and hone their creativity.
  • Promotes academic integration in career and technical education courses.
  • Regular writing sharpens the brain’s performance.
  • Promotes expression of self.
  • Boosts student confidence.
  • Improves communication skills.

Student Outcomes

  • Students gained “know-how” that can enrich and benefit their CAVIT experience.
  • Students were able to speak their mind.
  • Students expressed “finding themselves” and “finally understanding” when reading or writing blog entries.
  • Winning entries received constructive feedback from student peers.
  • Blogging allowed students to develop unique content and express their CAVIT experience perspective to others.