Student (group) blogging as an integral part of an American history survey course.
But you’ll need to be quick, as the blogs themselves will probably disappear at the end of this term, certainly by the end of the month (which seems a shame to me since some of the students have clearly put a lot of work in; some might, I suppose, decide to continue the subscription. But even if you’d got the bug, wouldn’t you rather start up your own?). I can imagine using blogs as a teaching resource, like a notice board or a place to post assignments, readings and so on; getting students themselves to do it feels a much bigger step. At least one is pretty impressive (http://lionheart.typepad.com/history/), but I haven’t had time to explore the overall quality of the blogs. (And probably won’t get much time either…)