Mark’s photography teacher did something pretty cool. She made her class design and publish personal websites for their photography. Mark already has one that he uses for the class (which she seemed happy with) but she accomplished two cool things. One she is getting her students to post to the open web which is public and often less horrible than Facebook is for kids. Two she is creating an online presence that is thoughtful and attractive to future employers if the kids choose to keep them.
Mark told me that most of his friends used Wix which is cool. It is an all semester long project so the final mark is at the end of the year. While Mark tends to his blog off and on, already the assignment has him posting more and more to it. Hopefully his classmates are inspired to do the same thing.