Minnesota teachers embrace blogs by students
| Mar 30, 2011
The writings of Lisa Christen's third-grade class have inspired a late-night hankering for ice cream in Ohio, sparked a rave review from Nottingham, England, and drawn underwater greetings from the depths of a coral reef off the Australian coast. It's all thanks to the classroom blogs the students at Marion W. Savage Elementary in Savage launched this year.
Teachers across Minnesota are embracing blogs and other online forums for self-expression to help students grasp the power of words. Last year, a student blogging site started in 2007 by an Eden Prairie teacher saw its popularity explode, drawing more than half a million young writers worldwide. To learn more about the student blogs, read the full article by Mila Koumpilova at The Twin Cities Pioneer Press website.