What is a blog?
Online journal... you can have a blog for pictures, thoughts, etc... a launching pad for students.
Could be an online discussion. Commentary.
Finding words to use - connecting with other teachers - learning from other teachers
Why blogs in education?
It opens your world... promotes thinking... gives the kids a voice... meets kids where they are... we are trying to teach writing and the fundamentals - and this gives them more purpose/reason. It's not just part of the school day... they go home and it's part of their lives. It's giving them tools and skills for the real world. A place to voice feelings - even grieve.