Help me out here. I am on our school tech committee and have been charged with researching student web publishing policies so that we can develop one for our k-12 school.
One of my problems is this: half the committee see absolutely no value to publishing student work (particularly writing) to the web. They are especially opposed to student blogging--even blogging that is moderated by the teacher (both posts and comments). Beyond that no student names or pictures are published. The kids use pseudonyms at the elementary level.
Can anybody point to any research or any other resources that will help bolster the case for student blogging? Eloquent arguments and thoughts are welcome too. I need compelling reasons and evidence to overcome this resistance.