I have started blogging in my classes which is very exciting but very "schooly" as well. It is a start.
What I do like to see is students becoming empowered to take something reserved for school into an activity pursued out of school for their own learning and enjoyment. One of my current students and a former student have a wiki they use to write outside of school. They have made many friendships around the world and have had others submit stories to be published there.
I also encouraged them to start blogging about new stories that are posted on the wiki. I hope you will take a look at their blog and also visit their wiki. They would appreciate stopping to take a look.
Do you have students who write outside of school on their own time? If so, share them here!
If you have students blogging, do you have a class blog or one for each student?