Recently I got an email telling me that "the district does not endorse nor advocate the use of public blogs." They say they are still exploring a method of using private blogging- which means it won't happen for YEARS. I have gotten several compliments on my blog from parents and outside readers and other educators. I'm very passionate about using blogging in the classroom.
We only have 1 blog for my class (2nd grade) and we post on it daily to share something we're learning. I usually take a picture of an example of their learning with my iPhone and then upload it to the blog. I don't even put pictures of students on it. When students write a blog post, I always check it before posting. All comments are approved by me before posting.
The funny thing is they want me to use the school's webpage to post information. Anyone can post comments on it without prior approval.
My question is, how can I explain the importance and impact of blogging to the district so I can continue using this valuable tool for learning? Has anyone else had this problem??