(Via Cool Cat Teacher blog) comes Blooking a term that is new to me, but means a blog in book form. Using a web site like Lulu Lulu lets you take control of publishing. Publish a book for free. Set your own royalty. Publish books, ebooks, music, or images for yourself or the marketplace. ISBNs and expanded distribution can take your blog entries and turn them into a book. This is powerful stuff. Not for me, but for students. Thinks about the authentic power this holds for student bloggers. You blog your experiences, thoughts, assignments for a year, and then at the end of the year you publish a book, that is available to sale to billions of people around the world. This is just another motivative factor in having students blog, produce quality work and have an authentic reason to do assignments. If I were a high school English teacher, I would seriously consider this as an option.

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