Whichever blogging platform you decide to use, Windows Live Writer can be used to publish to it.
Installing is easy enough, just go to Windows Live and download the latest version. Make sure you only select Live Writer for download, unless you want the other Live programs offered. When installing uncheck the boxes that ask if you want to install the Microsoft toolbar or reset your homepage (of course this is up to you).
Once installed Live Writer offers a familiar interface for users, this was important in my selection of it as the blogging tool for children in class. Menus and icons are mostly self-explanatory, but if you’re not sure- hover over the item and a tooltip will identify it for you. A sidebar contains other functions you will need, like insert, plugins, draft posts and settings.
To use Live Writer at school you will need to add the proxy details here. Once you’ve done all this you’re ready to post!
New >> New Post >> . . . add a title and away you go