I've been asked to conduct an inservice training on using blogging in the classroom. I was asked not because I am any sort of expert on the subject but rather because I am the only teacher in my district who is even attempting to blog
. The technology department in our district is somewhat behind the times and I think I will be limited in the types of blogging platforms I can introduce participants to. We just adopted a new district webpage and finally have the ability to create staff webpages and through this (I think it is called school world) there is a very elementary blog feature. My curriculum director has instructed me that I will be presenting blogging as a means of differentiating in a classroom and that I should introduce what a blog is, provide examples and then let the participants play around with the feature on our crummy web page. Does anybody have any ideas or examples of how to go about introducing blogging to these teachers? I am especially interested in seeing examples (would be great to get both good and bad examples) of blog usage at all levels. I'm also open to any other suggestions or ideas you might have. Thanks!