I would want to have a class blog to tell the learning narrative of the class. It will also serve as assignment distribution hub and reflection archive; the kids will blog. A distinguishing feature of a blog over a wiki is that everything is time and date stamped. It preserves a narrative over time and easily shows growth. Also, with a well thought out tagging scheme, the content can be flexibly reorganized on the fly to show the learning narrative of an individual student or the class as a whole across a unit of study or the entire course.

Here's a quick overview of the instructional design behind running an effective Scribe Blog:



What I do before I meet the kids: My Class Blogs Part 1.

You may also want to look around The Scribe Post Hall of Fame.

My Class Blogs


Class Blog 2004-2005

Class Blogs 2005 - 2006

Class Blogs 2006 - 2007

Class Blogs 2007 - 2008

Class Blogs 2008 - 2009