New York Times on classroom weblogs

Jeffrey Salingo of the New York Times writes about weblogs in the classroom in today’s issue.

For teachers, blogs are attractive because they require little effort to maintain, unlike more elaborate classroom Web sites, which were once heralded as a boon for teaching. Helped by templates found at sites like and, teachers can build a blog or start a new topic in an existing blog by simply typing text into a box and clicking a button.

Parents are also able to follow along and they can see what is happening in their child’s classroom, and encourage the child to post a question at night while it is fresh in their minds. Very cool.