Anyone have any ideas for a way to have a communication log online? I am looking for something that is secure because there would obviously be confidential information. In a perfect world, I'd be able to upload pictures and videos as well. Almost like a blog.. but secure. I want to communicate with my parents but the age-old spiral notebook deal just isn't working for me in this digital age. I have iPads and computers in my classroom and would love to take this to the next level. I am not certain all of my parents would be receptive to it, but want to at least propose it. The benefits would be that I can complete the logs AFTER the students leave (write the notes as soon as they get on the bus, versus having to take time away from them to HAND WRITE notes in their spirals) - as well as being able to put a lot more info in a much shorter time period (I used to be a 9-1-1 dispatcher and my typing is super fast, I could literally write 2-3 paragraphs for each kid in 1-2 minutes, versus the 5-10 minutes it is taking me to write short little notes in the spiral notebooks, etc.). I'd love if there was a way it could be interactive, or parents could "Sign" that they read it.... so many variables. Does anyone have any ideas? It's 2012. We should be communicating with the parents online versus a spiral notebook! (unless a parent "opts out" of my e-option.. which I will give them the opportunity to do). Thoughts? Ideas? Ways I could do this?