I’m teaching a 1 unit class right now about integrating field trips, technology and writing. This week one of my topics is blogging. Weâ€™ve already covered wikis (and registered for one), Flickr (and registered for an account) and more. Iâ€™ll have about 2 hours to cover blogging. For those of you that have presented on blogging, or been to a presentation about blogging, I have a question for you. Do you think I should make time to have attendees sign-up for a blog? What has been your experience â€“ is doing that really beneficial? â€“ is that an effective motivator to get teachers blogging? Should my attitude be that if even one person begins to blog it is worth the time? My tendency is to have them get a blog set-up, but Iâ€™ve had feedback that that is a waste of time â€“ â€œIf they get it theyâ€™ll sign-up on their own time.â€ What do you think?
OK, and if you think we should – which free blog should I have them try? I use WordPress, but I have it on a server – not a WordPress hosted site – I don’t have experience with free hosting. So which one is the best choice? Thanks for any help.