Also, I love this idea.I’m working on an adapted version of this activity because I really see potential with it…and because I’ve already had students write a class version and a “real” version to hand in to me (so the whole class couldn’t see it). Though the main purpose of me incorporating the blog is to get people writing with a “real” audience, I want them writing. Thus, I think this idea allows them to do that AND gives them a place to write “safely” (if that makes sense).
And going back to “Mrs. Follis’s Teacher Page,” her class ning is great. I modified my “ning rules” from her list and loved the Grammar Girl widget! Be sure to check her blog out for more links to her class nings!