Of all the technology tools that I have learned about over these last few years that can be used by students, one that I find most useful is blogging.
Blogging is simple. Blogging is safe. Blogging is a way for students to tell a story, to tell their story. They learn how to share a hobby. They learn how to write for a specific demographic that teachers can have them define based on the topic that they choose. They learn to fine tune their writing skills. Embedding video, graphics and photos and links are also useful skills to have as a student.
Many students find the anonymity of creating something online also different than using paper and pencil. This challenge, conducted through Edublog, is also a chance for students to do some global collaborating!
Respond to this post if you and your students are going to participate!