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Teachers can communicate with parents directly and as a group through blogs.
Students can work on collaborative writing projects through blogs.
They prepare students for online social networking.
Work is permanently stored on a blog. Students can review their work — theoretically — for years to come. Blog space can be obtained for free, and so long as the teacher doesn’t remove the content, it will remain there.
Students can determine the topic of posts on blogs, making them more inspired and excited to participate.
Students can communicate with their teachers and other students through a blog. This is especially helpful for shy students who might not otherwise reach out.
Blogs make teachers aware of current events and trends that are important to students — especially pop culture.
Blogs allow educators to initiate discussions that are meaningful and relevant to them and create a sense of community among educators.
Blogs give teachers a forum to share unconventional ideas that may not have had a hearing in more traditional outlets.
Blogs can be used to facilitate classroom discussion, post questions based on the readings, assign discussion groups, host competitions, and highlight the “Student of the Week” or “Student of the Month”