Tired of lugging around student journals? Why not give blogging a try. Help your students find their voice. Communicate with own classmates or around the world.

Learning to Blog Using Paper

This idea was recently shared on Twitter. It will be my starting point when I begin to introduce blogging to students.

Kid Blog is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs. Set up your class with no student email addresses.Provide your students with an authentic, engaging, and interactive learning experience with Kidblog.

Listen to some students explain why they blog.

**NBC News clip on student blogging:**

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Classroom Blog Examples

First Grade Example
Fifth Grade Example

An Interview with Jon Schwartz: Using Student Blogs to Teach Writing