Why Encourage Students to Blog?

  • Kids love blogging.
  • Students who lack the reading and writing skills they need to succeed also may lack the motivation to practice those skills. Many are motivated; however, to write for an audience.
  • Blogs offer an exciting way for students to engage in reflective writing about classroom topics.
  • Blogs give students a voice.
  • Students enjoy writing for an audience.
  • Blogs allow for feedback.
  • Blogs can be monitored.
  • There are many opportunities for teaching students about Internet safety and online etiquette.
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