In the course I'm taking, I've been asked to write about how I might incorporate a blog in my classroom. I teach high school math so the first thing that comes to mind is to use my blog as a place to post homework assignments, reminders of upcoming tests and quizzes and links to sights that students can use for review, extra practice or homework help. Also, now that I'm using a Promethean Interactiv Board perhaps there's a way to post the notes and examples that I gave in class that day on the blog for students that were absent or asleep.
Rarely does a day go by that some student doesn't whine, "Why do we have to learn this? The only reason you need to know this stuff is if you want to be a math teacher." One idea I have for my blog is to ask people to comment on how they use the math they learned in school in their personal lives and at work. Hopefully we could get responses from people from all walks of life or students could solicit responses from people in a certain profession that interests them. I do realize that this could end up backfiring on me. Is it worth the risk?