Publishing student writing, however, has yet to gain widespread adoption in middle and high school English classes, a fact that seems particularly striking when you consider the advantages of inviting readers to respond to student-authored work…The challenge, as it so often is with new uses of technology, is integration. How do educators take advantage of the Web’s publishing tools with limited time and resources and in keeping with the standards? Enter a promising new use of technology called Web logs-or blogs, for short. Part Web site, part journal, part free-form writing space, blogs have the potential to enhance writing and literacy skills while offering a uniquely stylized form of expression.
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