In a previous district, I got my hand slapped for encouraging third graders to blog (using Kidblog, which was free at the time). The given rationale behind the hand slapping was something to the effect of, “These kids have trouble writing, and you want them to blog?!?”
So, what comes first, the writing or the blogging?…In other words, should students have to master the basics before they are allowed to blog? Or, can they learn to write through blogging?