As a grade one classroom teacher, I would like to begin using a blog instead of writing a monthly newletter to parents. I like the fact that I can post pictures, update the information and respond to parent questions all in one place. I think parents would appreciate an archive of the newletters. I am wondering about concerns parents might have about their child's photos on the internet. (No names, of course!) Comments?
Some software like http://manila.userland.com/ allows you create a personal listserv that will send email notices of new additions to the to parents/students who join.
Of course the first step would need to be determining the access to the internet of individual families. Teaching most parents how to find and use the blog would be necessary. Perhaps a parent night introducing the blog and how to use it would be helpful. Any comments or suggestions on using blogs for class newletters?