A student understands what they learn when they have to teach. What better way to see what they know than by having them write about it.

Post questions and problems as an online discussion for responding. By posting and responding, they build on new ideas and constructing new knowledge.
Edublogging study:
Read this document on Scribd: Summary of Edublogging Study by Felix



Have students journal about their experience on their blogs.

Resources:
Great resource for using blogger
Question stems for blogging
Blog hints
Making linked blogs from individual
http://karlfisch.wikispaces.com/AWNMLiveBlogging
http://123elearning.wikispaces.com/Blogs and Blogging


Great student blogs:
http://www.scienceleadership.org/drupaled/E10C
http://www.scienceleadership.org/drupaled/E10D
http://smith9h0708.blogspot.com/
http://www.champions.learnerblogs.org/

Assessing blog posts:
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec296/assignments/blog_rubric.html<span style="font-size: 12px">
http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/blogrubric.htm
http://www.techlearning.com/blog/2007/05/teacher_20_the_evidence.php
http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=170

Blogs for students:
Blogmeister - hints:
TO LINK TO AN OUTSIDE WEBPAGE:-
1. To have the Web Page Open Within the Same Window -
insert the text to click here
e.g. [[<a class=|http://rellco.wikispaces.com/]]"> Our Cluster Wiki
2. To have the Web Page Open in a New Window -
[[<a class=|http://rellco.wikispaces.com/]]" target="_blank">This will open it in a new window

Ideas for staff blogging:
What we are asking our teachers to do is to examine all of those assumptions they have made about education, instruction, and their classes and really think about what they feel is important and what the best ways are to achieve their goals. For many teachers, they really haven't thought about a lot of these issues since their methods classes in college. Once they were actually in the classroom, it was survival mode at first and they naturally did many of the same things their more veteran colleagues were doing. After a while the focus was often just doing those things better when what was needed - sometimes - was to question whether those were the right things to be doing in the first place. While I as the "leader" of the staff development certainly have strong opinions, we've all agreed that we will continue to be individual teachers with differing opinions, styles and ideas about what is "right". My role is to get them to think about their instruction, to "push" their thinking and make sure they are not only doing the best job they can, but that what they are doing truly aligns with their beliefs. From: mscofino.edublogs.org/2007/12/20/a-step-by-step-guide-to-global-collaborations