I believe blogging in the classroom is an authentic way to enhance student learning skills. Not only does it assist in their overall writing skills (due to a real audience reading their posts), it also engages them, holds them accountable and addresses many of the TEKS and Common Core State Standards.
I also believe, blogging, may provide instant feedback on whether they understand the concept of the topic as well as students may both reflect and control their own learning . Additionally, that shy learner in the classroom?? What a great venue for them to speak their mind without feeling uncomfortable.
Check out the below infographic by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano as well as her wiki about Blogging With Your Students.