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Kids Like Blogs

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Teacher Jon Schwartz of Oceanside, CA. presents the blogging program he devised for his fourth and fifth graders. Dubbed "Kids Like Blogs," it involves setting up interested students with their own blog on which they must write a minimum of 90 words each night of the school week. Features such as "Blogs and Standards," "Blogs teach Math," and "Diversity" explore the practical and pedagogical benefits of kids blogging.

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