For one of the final projects in my world history class for first semester, I have assigned my students to blog on a topic of their choice from the Middle Ages. For most, this is their first attempt at a blog. I thought it would be more enjoyable than writing an essay, both for them to create and for me to grade, plus they can show their parents what they are working on.
There is a big push to use more technology in the classroom as 21st century skills. So far, the students have responded well to the assignments and tech class is definitely one of their favorites so I hope this goes well!