I have been exploring different websites and blogs online that relate to my topic and may provide me with useful examples of ways teachers are using blogs in the classroom/or broader academic research on the value of blogs in the classroom.
I have listed some of them here:
http://digitalwriting.pbworks.com/Using+Blogs+in+the+Classroom - this is a site which has a large list of sites on using blogs in the classroom
http://pedagogy.cwrl.utexas.edu/ - blogging pedagogy
http://adavis.pbworks.com/ - improving education through the use of blogs
http://blogmeister.pbworks.com/ - learn to blog, blog to learn
http://lttf.ieee.org/learn_tech/issues/october2006/index.html#_Toc148658493 - using blogs in the classroom
http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/2008/06/17/share-your-blogging-experience-and-tips-for-educators-new-to-blogging/ - a blog where teachers are sharing the way they are using them in their classes.
I am starting to realise that there is a vast amount of information on the web about classroom blogging. What is now important is to start developing questions that will help focus my research so that I don't get overwhelmed with all the information that is out there. I will also start using these websites/blogs to focus my questions for going into the classroom to speak with teachers and students who are using blogs.