Blogging for middle school students

I have been having my 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Literature students blog with other students all over the globe for more than five years now. I think it is a great way to have students learn to create real world communications with a variety of other people from various and diverse backgrounds and cultures. 

I really believe that the more students write, the better writers they become and this is the kind of writing that most middle school age students don’t consider writing. My rural Iowa students are exposed to a great deal more diversity of opinions and of people using blogging than they can be any other way, now.

Blog on!