A couple of the teachers at my school have enlisted Lan Cao, the author of Monkey Bridge, to participate with their students in a Weblog discussion of the book. It’s along the lines of my Secret Life of Bees project last year. I still think this is one of the best classroom uses of Weblogs, bringing in authors and writers and experts from outside the class walls to work with students as everyone else gets to follow along. I know I haven’t written much about it, but my student who is working with the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist is having such a great experience. If you check out her site, click on the discuss links to see what he’s been writing. I’m learning a few things myself, and that is very, very cool.