The task this week was to set up a teacher/student blog on kidblog.org. Alan set himself up as a teacher on the site and set the remaining members of the group up as students. He used our email addresses to set us up. We did not receive an email to let us know we had been set up as a student. When I went to set up my own class as a teacher I was not able to because my email was already in use as a student. I was able to post a blog onto the site without any review by Alan which I assume was down to the particular settings he had in place. The site seems to be fairly basic and quite similar to wordpress. There did not appear to be any advertising on the site which I think is a good thing for a classroom blog.
Basic, easy to use as a student.
No email notifications when teacher posts to the site.