This year I thought that it would be a good idea to have a collaborative class blog.
In this way you can read each other's compositions, make comments and learn from each other. It could be more motivating and definitely more interactive, don't you think? Usually only the teacher reads your essays, but now in this blog you can get a wider audience.
Also it would be interesting to share resources, interesting videos or websites that we find useful to practice our English, etc.
I hope you think it's a good idea. Remember that the more you read and write, the more you learn.