In this blog post, first-grade teacher Kathy Cassidy writes about how she uses blogs in the classroom, noting that student-created blogs can serve as digital portfolios, where students can post text, videos and audio recordings of their learning. "The beauty of digital portfolios is that as the children and I are constantly assessing their learning in a formative and summative way, the students are also demonstrating their growing knowledge for a wide audience and learning about digital citizenship and appropriate online behavior," Cassidy writes.

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