1. It keeps a permanent record of BTA News items. If there is a topic of interest or you have a question, you can very easily access old articles for reference.
2. The blog format allows you to respond and be heard by your colleagues. I am not the only one who has something to say, so this format is more open and collaborative. Already, there have been comments posted by Donna Bianco, Anthony Angotta, and Christina Reidel. I encourage more of you to comment on the postings you read. That can make reading the BTA News more fun and interactive.
3. Updating the BTA News is easy and quick. Right now, I am updating the BTA News on a snowy Saturday morning before my house wakes up. That's much easier than waiting for Monday morning and rushing to update before students arrive to my classroom.