Reading, `Riting, `Rithmetic… and Blogging

According to Bill Grubb at the Rogersville Review, “blogging” has joined reading, writing and arithmetic on the curriculum at Rogersville City School. According to RCS fifth grade instructor Jennifer Ewing, students in her class are using web logs, known as blogs, to sharpen their writing skills.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the city school board Ewing also said she and Julia Geiger, a fifth grade teacher at Hawkins Elementary School, are using the blog to allow the students in each class to become “virtual pen pals.”

How cool is that?

Go read.

(Update: Ewing used WordPress’ Edublogs – just thought I’d mention it, in case other teachers wanted to follow suit – hint, hint.)

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