I have finally put together a classroom blog for the children and families in my class. I tried Movable Type, the platform my school supports, but it was too complicated and I didn't have the time to learn all I needed to make my blog unique and creative. Perhaps I'll take that on this summer. Instead, I'm trying iWeb. There are some limitations, such as no categories, but an update for iLife is rumored to be released this spring. There is so much that I love about Typepad and I hope Apple will follow its example and make some of the same features available in iWeb.
I am eager to learn more about how I can use a blog with my students, how it can enrich my curriulum and inergrate technology into my teaching. Right now, my classroom blog is a means to inform families and share photos. Eventually, I hope to post podcasts, movies, and student work, and to find a way to get the students involved with entries or comments of their own. I'm exploring the possibilites! Do you have a classroom blog? Do your students participate? How did you introduce blogging to your students? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.