Currently I am working with High School Contemporary Reading teacher, Mrs. Wheatley and 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Christensen on blogging. The seniors and 1st graders all have their own blog. High school students are using Blogger and the 1st grade students are using Google Docs. Today the 1st graders commented on the high school blogs. In the seniors first blog post they talked about their favorite book and asked their readers to tell them about their favorite book. The first grade students enjoyed writing back and talking about their favorite book.
Why should students blog? Here is a great post from George Couros that explains just five reasons that students should blog. There are so many benefits that we gain when we blog. Student authentic voice, writing practice, composing, creating, connecting, acquiring of digital skills are just some of the benefits I can ramble off the top of my head.
What do you see as the benefit to blogging?