While many teachers shy away from blogging with the students and teaching proper use of the tool, we have teachers like Diana Laufenberg in Arizona who uses it to teach her Social Studies students. The blogs are to replace the old handwritten journals that many teachers have used and still use. Each Friday her students read their classmate's blogs and comment on them. Her efforts have won her national attention (I read about her in eSchool News) and an award of high distinction from her state, The AZTEA Innovation Award Technology Teacher of the Year. You can read more about her honor in this article, and maybe be inspired!
Congratulations to Diana, and all other teachers who are taking a step forward in teaching in the 21 Century!