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If you have a child who hates to write (like me,) how about encouraging that child to write a blog?
Even if you don’t we always need ideas to provide fun opportunity for writing.
Before you freak out and stop reading, let me tell you this — you can keep a child’s blog private and password protected.
Personally, I recommend using WordPress.com. It’s free and easy to set up. Download my free ebook, Ready, Set, Blog, and I’ll show you how to set up a family blog.
Kids Writers Club for kids and by kids
Eight Thumbs Up blog of reviews by four siblings
My teacher friend, Diane Dahl, began blogging with her classroom with amazing success. Read her recent post about it here.
Kelly of iLearn Technology writes about all the uses of blogging in the classroom here.
The website Teacher Challenge gives teachers some ideas of ways to use blogging in the classroom such as pen pals and book clubs.
Another website, Web 2.0 Classroom, gives 33 ways to use blogs for educational purposes. I like her ideas for art projects, children reviewing books, and supplemental videos or podcasts.
Here are some examples of classroom blogs you might like:
What do you think about kids blogging?
Do you think it will encourage more writing?
Do you think you’ll try it?