I’ve decided that blogging the research process is a great idea. There definitely has to be rules for posting and responding and as long as I am a moderator on my students’ blogs I’ve decided that this will be a great learning tool. Some of my students are really wonderful writers, some of my sixth graders are really lazy writers so my 8th graders can mentor them and give them feed back. As long as I get to moderate and approve everything before it gets posted it should stay productive. My students are in the middle of their current research cycle, but I think I’m going to have them blog their reflections when they are finished.