Today's frontpage of Blogger has a link to a comment about blogs as an educational tool.
I have been thinking of that, and although I am not certain if it would live up to the lofty ideals of Rochelle, I think it can be a good way for teachers to post assignments and suggested readings, as well as links with information, for students to post suggestions and answers - which would make it a good way to learn how to lead a public exchange of opinions. All the way down to lower grades I can see its use... particularly as a message and update tool directed at the parents (that note the kids never remember to deliver about the big trip? Check it out on blogger!).