Thanks SparklingDrift. This is great.
How did you go about setting the kids up with edublogs? Was this part of the lesson and did you explore others before you got started? How are the comments monitored?
I had kids set up their own blogs at learnerblogs (now everyone uses edublogs). All of their classwork and homework is entered there and then I link them at my Stearns Fatherblog site. The next step is to subscribe to their blogs through RSS and get Google Reader to aggregate them in folders. So, we use them pretty much every day and I can see their work whenever I need to. Is that EdTech gobbledygook or did that make sense?