Been working yesterday and all morning (since 4:00 AM Sacto time) with Bee, Tere, and Buth on creating and using blogs. As always, this is a fun group and the workshop is most informative.
Ways to use blogs:
individually -- brainstorm, freewrite, journal writing - gain fluency and voice
Jeff Cooper reports sentence length doubles in 3 weeks
student-to-student for group work -- brainstorm ideas, manage projects, propose & create
student-to-teacher -- Suggest changes and corrections
So much better than lugging around spiral notebooks and writing by hand in them.