Interested in getting started with a classroom blog but not sure where to start? How do you protect students and help them learn how to properly use a global forum like a blog? What can be done to improve the quality of student writing on your blog? Here are some tools I use for developing a class blog. I've included student/parent guidelines for online safety, a parent letter, two rubics that can be used to give both formative and summative assessments, and two examples of student assignments.