It looks crayons are a think of the past, as some elementary schools are requiring students to complete daily blogs: "Blogging 101—Web logs go to school." According to this News.com article, the actual number of classroom blogs is well into the thousands, with elementary, middle, and high schools beginning to jump the blog bandwagon.
I think it's fantastic that schools are keeping up with the trends in technology. The more comfortable children are with computers, the more they'll continue to use them throughout their lives. With the new curriculum - reading, blogging, and 'rithmetic - schools are molding potential tech professionals of the future. I give these teaching institutions two thumbs up with a circle and a snap!
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