Hi, I am trying to find the best, most private, yet simple blog or wiki site to use within a classroom. I am also looking for one to use with teachers as a way for them to collaborate with one another.
Blogger is used only for blogs. We use other programs for other stuff. You can see all the stuff we've done here. I look at my student's blog everyday, I could delete anything untoward---we have had 35,000 visits in 3 years and I have never had a "bad" thing happen. Fear is paralyzing.
www.edublogs.org seems to work best for me. It gives me all the controls I wanted in a blog host. I see everything sent to my email address before it is posted to the blog. I can easily approve or deny any comment or post made. Students can get their own login IDs and given varying levels of permissions.