• Blogs provide a space for sharing opinions and learning in order to grow communities of knowledge — a space where students and teachers can learn from each other.
  • Blogs can give students a totally new perspective on the meaning of voice. As students explore their own learning and thinking and their distinctive voices emerge. Student voices are essential to the conversations we need to have about learning.
  • Blogs foster ownership and choice.
  •  Students feel more compelled to write when they believe many others may read and respond. It gives them motivation to excel.
  • The archive feature of blogging records ongoing learning. It facilitates reflection and evaluation.
  • The opportunity for collective and collaborative learning is enormous.
  • The interactive nature of blogging creates enthusiasm for writing and communication.
  • Blogging engages students in conversation and learning.
  • Blogging provides the opportunity for our students to learn to write for life-long learning.
  • Blogging affords us the opportunity to teach responsible public writing. Students can learn about the power of the published word and the responsibilities involved with public writing.