I have a lot of parent volunteer help, and I want to think of a way to use them the best way I can. In the past, just correcting, straightening up... and I still would. But I was thinking that I can use them as a teaching tool (e.g. refer to it when doing writing lessons). The idea is first to set the kids up with blog accounts, where they can post their writing (within our class, not for public consumption). I would have the parents administer it (with my direction of course), where parents monitor, approve, etc. all content. I would provide the structure for it. But what I was thinking was to solicit any of these parents to see if anyone wanted to produce a blog themselves for our class, to model other (good) examples of writing for the kids. These parents are educated, and there are many who are really excellent writers themselves. Does this sound like an idea worth pursuing? I don't want to look like an idiot, proposing something like this... I've actually never seen/heard anybody else do something like this for their class. Would it be worthwhile? What concerns/objections would there in doing something like this?