Before creating and exploring the world of blogs, I used websites to find ideas and information to expand my classroom. I had my favorites, but had to constantly look for new websites because I had used everything on the old websites. I spent more time looking for relevant websites than using the information to make my teaching better. My eyes have now been opened to using blogs to find information! Blogs tend to be updated more frequently, even daily, with ideas I can use right away. While classroom blogs aren’t always updated that frequently, most I have found are updated more often than a website! It is much easier to update a blog than a website - as I have found out from updating websites last semester and blogs this semester!
The list of old updates provided by blogs also helps – the information is always available. Blogs can offer a way to connect like a website, without all of the added troubles. Now, I am starting to think about all my teaching ideas – could I create a blog with mine? Connecting teachers, parents and students in one – the multipurpose blog! As I said before, I was running out of arguments against a blog – and I think I just threw in the towel!