I was having a conversation with our 8th grade ELA teacher about blogging. She knew what blogs were, but weren’t familiar with any blogging platforms. As we talked about how students needed practice writing and responding to blog posts before they’re turned loose on a public blog, the teacher said, “couldn’t we use Classroom for that?”
Now, using the comment stream in Classroom, she posts questions and has the students post responses to her and to each other. It has turned out to be a great tool to practice blogging while in the safe confines of your own classroom space.