The cover article of the November 2008 THE Journal is on blogging in the classroom. "The Prose of Blogging (and a Few Cons, Too)" asks if blogging, an ever-growing tool that has changed how we get our information, can really improve student writing. Because there has been very little research done on this still fairly new technology, it's a difficult question to answer, more so prove to non-tech believers. Barry Bachenheimer of Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools conducted one of the first studies in an English and Spanish class at his school. In both classes, students said that blogging helped their writing skills and that they felt better about their writing. As you read through how the experts quoted see blogs being used in the classroom, which part do you feel most strongly about? Or which do you agree with the most and why?
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