Found an interesting article about how teachers are using blogs to encourage peer and outside reviews of student writing. The author also suggests different ways to assess student writing done using blogs.
techLEARNING.com | Technology & Learning – The Resource for Education Technology Leaders: “Creating online communities where student writing takes center stage means inviting audiences to read and reflect on published work. For educators, this involves reaching out into virtual and professional communities for collaborative opportunities. For instance, working writers and journalists could volunteer to serve as editors of student blogs. Additionally, alliances between K-12 and higher education would benefit preservice teachers who could gain valuable teaching and technology experience responding to student blogs, while students would benefit from having reliable readers critiquing and encouraging their work. A partnership of this kind started last fall between Middlebury College students and fifth-graders from Shoreham Elementary School in Vermont.”