No doubt this question has been posited in some form or another, but I'm quite new here (and new to the teaching profession, as well, since I'll be heading to teacher's college this September), so I thought I would ask anyhow. This forum is very active!
I've been a humanities student through-and-through for several years now, and will be teaching English and History at the secondary level eventually. I need to hone my computer skills after years of neglect, and I'm hoping to slowly acclimatize myself to incorporating technology into the classroom.
I'm interested in creating a website with my students... something akin (but not limited to) a blog. Reasonable? If so, what are your suggestions / what has worked for you (especially as English and/or History teachers)? I'm thinking about Blogspot or Wordpress (I don't have experience with Wordpress yet).
Also, can anyone suggest ideas for ways to begin, as an English and History teacher, to incorporate technology into my future classrooms when you aren't terribly tech-savvy?
[EDIT]: I should also point out that I think Ning is fantastic, but would love to hear about how some of you English teachers out there use it for your classes. Thanks!