Langwitches Blog is one of the best resources for educators on the Internet. This series of articles is a very complete guide on the aspects of successfully introducing students to blogging. These are the links to the complete series: Reading, Writing, Student Writing, Commenting, Connecting, Reciprocating, Consistency and Quality. Blogging is a great way to meet Common Core standards and this blog gives you what you need to know to get your students started. Student blogs are also a great addition to student portfolios.