So the weblogs are up and running and working very well. I was surprised that a number of my kids actually took the time over the weekend to further the conversation in my J1 class. Their comments are really high quality and thoughtful. Another way for kids to articulate themselves. Will be talking about this work with the department today, and I keep thinking about what Rebecca said in terms of getting other people interested in the process. It would be nice to collaborate with someone here, or “there” for that matter. Thinking of proposing a workshop at JEA this fall on weblogs in the journalism classroom. One thing I’m realizing is the uses of hypertext that can happen here. That is the coolest part of this for me, to be able to link to ideas and kind of follow those links around. I need to do more with the kids on how to do this. But the biggest limitation is still the organizational part, which is why I’m getting more and more interested in what Mark Bernstein and others are doing. There must be some way to thread the comments more clearly, like Metafilter does. How hard would it be to do that, to have kids post a starting thought and then follow that thread with a comments page. I like that format so much better than anything else I’ve seen. Anyone out there know how to do that?