Since the beginning of the school year is near, I have been searching for innovative ways to work with my students using technology as a way of conveying information. I have been researching tools like Moodle, Blogging, Whiteboard, Podcasting, etc. I am at a loss at this point. There are so many interesting ways to include technology in instruction. Let's face it - technology is vital in our classrooms if we truly want to prepare our students for life after graduation and there is so much of it out there, if we don't start with them when they are young, they will not have the skills they need to get by later! So - what to do? What do you guys think? How hard are all of these things to set up and to maintain? Can this be done while still having time to teach and have a family life?