Blogging is like a very public journal.  You can publish stories, journal edits, think pieces, homework... You can authorize peer comments or deactivate the comment function all together. 

Below are a few ways teachers have been using blogs:
1) For student journals
2) As a Writers response
3) To showcase student work 
Inspiration map
4) As an assignment/internet launch site
math blog

From Text to Tweets


The video version.  These are web-cam recordings that are often posted/hosted on you tube.  They range from rants to lectures to personal confessions.  Some vloggers have quite the following...


Podcasts are the audio version of blogging. They are relatively easy to record and can be sent or posted for students to download.

They also offer students a way of presenting information that doesn't require the technology of pen and paper.