Regular readers here know that I have been contemplating using a blog for my class this year. I did choose a platform and get one set up. However, I was told earlier today that the district does not allow blogs and so my case is moving up through the channels. It has one more hurdle to clear, but at this point things are looking very good for me. Our tech people have said that they don't have anything else they could offer me which would allow for the kind of collaboration that I would like to achieve with this project. So I may get to have the only blog allowed through by our "Big Brother" software.
This is an exciting idea. I do feel a bit pioneer-ish. But I also feel a bit more motivated to ensure some sort of success with this tool---as I imagine I will be watched very closely. I'd like to think that other teachers might be able to use this, too, in the future.
Keep your fingers crossed for us.