I've set myself up with a Classblogmeister account. I am going to try a blog for the first time this year. I teach the students computers and math in the sixth grade. I want them to get used to the idea of blogging in school. I have a feeling a great portion of them do not blog at home yet. My idea is to have them write about different ways they have to solve problems for a thing I call the chapter closure problem. It is a writing exercise in the form of a Problem of the Week.
My question is this: Do you think they would benefit from a blogging buddy? I am thinking of making groups of four. They would then have to make a comment to each of their three buddies on this particular project.
I am thinking that if they do so, they might get inspired to check out what their other classmates are thinking as well.