I read this excellent article from Shelley Gray regarding home journals. The idea is for students to summarise their weeks class experiences during the last week in their journal, and parents writing a written response to their child in the same journal.
A great way to get parents involved with their child’s learning and the students really look forward to reading the their parents replies.
This makes me think a student blog would be a great way to achieve this with a more modern take – as long as the facilities are there for the students to make regular blog posts. Definitely something I will look at introducing to the classroom.